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The Spirit Thief

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rachel Aaron

Narrated By: Luke Daniels

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2010

Duration: 8 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he's going to put his plan into effect. The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll need to steal some big things. But he'll start small. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while. Something like a king. "Witty, smart, snappy, sassy, fast, furious and let's not forget fun...Rachel Aaron isn't so much knocking at the door as kicking it down." - Tom Holt, author of Blonde Bombshell "Wry humor, engaging characters and full-tilt action." - Gail Z. Martin, author of The Summoner

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  • Susan V.

    Eli Monpress is a well-known, and badly wanted, thief. He travels with a renowned swordsman, Josef, and an emaciated woman, Nico, who has a hidden secret that may literally be eating away at her. Their objective in the land of Melinor is to steal the king and extract a ransom. The kingdom of Melinor is not friendly to wizards, and in fact has actively shunned them for 400 years. Miranda is a Spiritualist from the Spirit Court, sent to Melinor to make a good impression, for one thing. She had her spirit hound make quite the first impression, and things quickly go down hill from there as she learns of Eli’s presence, the stolen monarch, and the recently returned older brother (who happens to be a wizard). This book was full of quick banter, ridiculous situations, and memorable characters that give just enough seriousness to balance, but not detract, from the silliness. I liked the idea of everything, from stone to stream to dust devils, having spirits and that those spirits have needs, rights, and are capable of loosing their sanity and personal identity. There’s sword fights, compelling love and sacrifice, betrayal, conflict among the good guys, and a very persuasive spirit talker. While the characters didn’t particularly grow once they were established, they were immensely entertaining and I loved spending time with them. The plot was a little predictable, big picture-wise, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching Rachel Aaron fill in the details. Our narrator Luke Daniels, whose work I know from Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, was excellent in this as well. I love his baffled, stunned bunny voice, the deeply pissed off spirit voice, and the accents. Heck, I’ll listen to anything Luke Daniels performs.

Spirit Thief

by Rachel Aaron

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