Magic of Thieves: Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 1
Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 1
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In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand.
But as Ilan matures, learns the skills of survival, and struggles to master the inherent magic of her dying race, danger is always close behind. When old enemies reappear and new friendships lead to betrayal, will her discovery of an enchanted bow prove to be Ilan’s final salvation or her ultimate downfall?
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When I was small, my mother taught me about the magickless—evil men who hunted our kind to destroy us. They came from across the water to steal the lands of our ancestors. Pretending to want peace, they enslaved us and sought to extinguish what they couldn’t possess, the one thing their harsh laws could never control. Our ancient powers. One day, my mother warned me, violence would shatter the safety of our home, and when that day came, we must fight. And we must win.
Love the feel of the time period and the otherworldliness. Great characters and writing. Really enjoyed it.
Magic of Thieves
Middle of the road review by Donnie Mayhem
It's not bad, but it's not fantastic yet. I'm hoping that things get better as the books continue own. Some very interesting ideas and plot points, but I kept wanting some more action or, at the very least, more conflict to keep the story moving at a driving pace. I kept waiting for something, anything to happen. I'm happy with the character development but would have love to see more, especially from, Ilad. The story is on her shoulders and she doesn't really do much. The author has created a time and place I find fascinating that reminds me of The Witches of Ealeanan meets The Hunger Games and Robin Hood is the creepy uncle. But it's entertaining. If I can afford to buy the second book, I'd be happy to read it. There's enough humor to keep things interesting, and with the end of the first book all of the characters are in flux. It will be interesting to see what happens from here.