Hey there :)
Through the past months I've been reading a lot books which you can count to Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. But lately I'm getting back to the genre that got me into reading in the first place: Fantasy. And right now I'm making now difference between High Fantasy, Sword&Sorcery, and who-knows-what-else-is-out-there.
So to celebrate my kind of going back to the roots I went on a journey through Fantasy and I'm inviting you to come with me, introducing you to book series on my To-read-shelf.
In the last JtF post we visited the mystical Host in Dawn Cook's Truth series. Who knows where the winds will take our little ship next?
We're anchoring at the coast of Attolia, a land which has been created by Megan Whalen Turner. Here the series The Queen's Thief takes place. The first book in this series is called The Thief:
"I can steal anything."
After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task - to steal a hidden treasure from another land.
To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own. (taken from Goodreads)
This sounds like the right book for me. From what I've read so far, I'd say it's somewhere between High Fantasy and Sword&Sorcery. The cover is really nice and the rest of the series sounds interesting, too.
Unfortunaltey I did not have enough time to read it until now, but the begining sounded like I'm going to like the writing style. But more of that later.
The only bad thing is that there is no map. I just love books wich cotain the map of the land they're taking place in. But if that stays the only negative point I'm glad :)
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