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The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 1)

Written by Rachel Aaron

Average Score: 64(10)

Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief.

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 for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.

Like a king.

Book Details

Mass Market Paperback, 368 Pages
Published by Orbit on September 28, 2010
ISBN-10 0316069051
ISBN-13 978-0316069052


Boomtron | Lexie C
Review Rating: 100
I'm not sure there are words to describe how much this book delighted me.
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Fantasy Literature | John Ottinger III
Review Rating: 80
It is a thrill ride of a novel, delightfully amusing, based on an original magic system, without all the lengthy character building of the larger epics.
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Fantasy Literature | Stefan Raets
Review Rating: 65
As it is, The Spirit Thief is a light but charming and highly entertaining novel that definitely piqued my interest for the next book...
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Fantasy Book Critic | Mihir Wanchoo
Review Rating: 60
This book is a refreshing change from the gritty wave that fantasy seems to riding right now and is a nice throwback to the light classical fantasy.
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Publishers Weekly
Review Rating: 60
After a slow start, debut author Aaron pulls the action together and turns in a romp of a lighthearted fantasy starring an absolutely darling rogue.
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SF Site | Sarah Trowbridge
Review Rating: 60
[Audio Version] First-time novelist Rachel Aaron has created an intriguing fantasy world with plenty of potential.
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SFRevu | Mel Jacob
Review Rating: 60
Aaron's spirit world and characters offer a fun read.
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SFRevu | Liz de Jager
Review Rating: 60
The Spirit Thief is genuinely good fun to read. The narrative flows easily and we are given some great characters to explore.
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sffworld.com | Mark Yon
Review Rating: 60
Though it is nothing particularly new, it is engaging and fun, and will bring a smile to many a reader.
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Fantasy Book Critic | Liviu Suciu
Review Rating: 40
...I found The Spirit Thief taking itself too seriously for a light fantasy, and being too light for a serious fantasy so my suspension of disbelief soon found itself suspended so to speak...
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