A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict. In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?...
|Title||:||The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1) Reviews
Sally Green is writing another book?! I need this in my life ASAP!
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This was one of my most highly anticipated books of the year, and i think i may have held my expectations too high. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good book but it just felt so similar to other fantasy novels I’ve read recently and nothing really stood out that much.
The writing style is a bit complicated. Its separated into 5 different perspectives, that was really hard to keep up with in the beginning. Luckily stories begin to converge about a quarter of the way through and then ...more
I wondered when I finished the “Half Bad” series how on earth Sally Green would follow that up with anything even close to it’s addictive brilliance – turns out that wasn’t even a problem as she brings us “The Smoke Thieves” a multi-layered character drama set in a politically unstable fantasy world.
Five teenagers, their fates inextricably linked, even though they don’t yet know it, forms the heart of the plot. All of them have their own fascinatingly intriguing background and the author slowly ...more
Shockingly it took me 201 years to finish reading this. Which...isn't...like me. I'm typically the person who devours a book and then sits atop a mountain screaming at the sun, you know?? A chill life. And I truly love Sally Green's style! The Half Bad trilogy is my life. I've read it multiple times and it still absolutely murders me with feels and admiration!! It's so raw and heartfelt!! So like... I did expect to feel similarly with The Smoke Thieves but yet. \_(ツ)_/ I mostly feel nothing tbh. ...more
I really liked this book!
The world was so complex, but that also made it really interesting to read about!
I really liked the five different POV's, though it took me a while to get used to it. After the first 100 pages I was really confused about who was who and what they wanted etc., but after a while I got it again! :)
The story was full of betrayal, thievery and fighting, but also romance which was cool! I really began to care for some of the characters.
I am really curious about the rest of th ...more
Overall, it was an enjoyable read most of the time, but I think it has lots of gaps to be a great series than an average one. I see very mixed reviews on Goodreads too. For now I’m guessing I enjoyed it enough to continue to the series. And I’m very curious because of the big cliff hanger ending 🙂
What I liked about the book:
1. We start the book with Princess Catherine, who was the character which hooked me all the way through. A part of the story is quite ordinary with kingdoms, princes, power w ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random House UK for giving me this book to review
Smoke Thieves is a really good high fantasy novel with adventure, political intrigue and demons. I really like the five different point of views and how their stories started off as mostly separate but connected by the end. It was fast paced, and I felt like the world building was pretty solid as I understood the different cultures of the countries, especially Brigant and Pitoria.
Catherine is intelligent and driven ...more
If I had to compare The Smoke Thieves to a color, it'd be beige. Bland, run-of-the-mill beige. Fades nicely into the background and doesn't steal the show.
I really struggled getting through this book. Firsts in a fantasy series are always tricky, but I at least expect something to keep me going - either the characters, the plot, or the world building.
The Smoke Thieves follows five different (eh, at least that's what it says) perspectives that read like the same person for about the first half of ...more