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細味人生100篇 uEn you are a thief you never really know who your friends are and Amra discovers she has than she thought Which is helpful when an inspector is after you and people think you are guilty of not only thievery but murderI really liked the magicianwizard guy His name slips my thoughts but he would definitely be a good one to have on your side in a brawl This short 200 pages or so book is rompy and misfity and well written It was very engaging and funny It s got curses like Kerf s shriveled testiclesFantasy and humor is an awesome combo Definitely continuing with the series I need Amra and crew in my life Reread it as I got the double feature audio book and I think I loved it even the second time aroundI found this on the SPFBO list bought it and then had it sitting on my ereadet for a whileNow I m wondering why it took me so long to pick itpIt started of fine but I fell in love with about 100 pages about 50% inA short mage fight with a gory end and a lot of humor thrown in has me shaking from laughter for The Gathering (Darkness Rising, uite a while Afterwards it gets stranger and darker and amazing I liked the main character who defied any stereotypes but just was herselfI also enjoyed the writing style and the side characters and of course the dog I always love the dogThe plot was interesting and had somenexpected twistsI am going to buy the second one right away This is an overdue review In 2015 this book hereafter named TTWPOTB beat out 267 other self published fantasy books to win the first Self Published Fantasy Blog Off SPFBO or Spiffbo to its friends a contest I set MongoDB up to discover the best of self published fantasyAnyway TTWPOTB doesn t really need any of that background info to support it because it s an excellent read that I would be reporting on in glowing terms had I just picked itp with no knowledge of it at allThis is a pretty short book that moves swiftly and sucked me rig I must admit that the only reason this book came to my attention was because it was the winner of the first Self Published Fantasy Blog Off hosted by Mark Lawrence I like the idea of a competition that seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff in the murky world of self published fantasy so I decided to go ahead and read the book deemed the best of the best I m not super keen on the wordy title or the books cover but did think the synopsis was Chastity uite intriguing Was the story itself worth the reading Definitely It was not a rival for any of the books sitting on my favourites shelf but it was a solid Swords and Sorcery fantasy tale Amra Thetys is a thief with morals who finds herself on aest for vengeance after a friend and fellow thief is murdered after a job gone bad The story was ite enjoyable Amra was not at all what I was expecting She was tough gritty cynical and kick ass for sure but she was not particularly bitter or angry at her lot in life I found it easy to like her The secondary characters were a likeable bunch The best of the lot being the mage Holgen The world was an interesting and fairly original one We only got glimpses of it while reading this first instalment and I was left wishing for a bit backstory long before the story concluded As luck would have it that explanation arrived at the end in the spectacular form of a brief guide of
AMRA S WORLD WRITTEN BY THE HILARIOUSLY CANTANKEROUS OLD s World written by the hilariously cantankerous old Lhiewyn the High #Priest of the God of Knowledge The story itself was a #of the God of Knowledge The story itself was a mix of mystery and action the plot moved along at a nice pace and the world was full of some cool magic and creatures This was an enjoyable read I ll definitely be reading the seuel as I think there is interesting tales to be told in this worldRating 4 stars Who could resist that delightful title This turned out to be a
thoroughly enjoyable fantasy romp with thieves aplenty an interesting world and some really excellent magic going on enjoyable fantasy romp with thieves aplenty an interesting world and some really excellent magic going on the Mage almost stole the show from our feisty heroine and I must admit it will be mostly for him that I continue the series Fast paced clever and always interesting an excellent beginningHey ho another new series thanks Carolyn for recommending it This is a great start to a new sword and sorcery series with sassy take no prisoners thief Amra Thetys who has a knife for every occasion When her friend and fellow thief Corbin ends p dead after asking her to look after a strange artifact while he goes to do business with a difficult client Amra vows to find his killer This leads her into all sorts of trouble with a bad bunch who will stop at nothing including sorcery and black magic to get hold of the artifact This short novel or long novella is full of fun and fantasy as Amra tries to avenge the death of her friend Corbin There is enough world building to give a strong sense of Amra s town and life and there are some great characters Amra herself a thief with a conscience who will always help those in need her friend Holgren the mage who comes to her aid Kluge the Detective who can also wield a little magic and Bosch a very evil immortal villain So good to know there are books in this series waiting to be read With thanks to Netgalley and Ragnarok Publications for a digital copy of this book to read and review. Ing his death Time is running out for the small scarred thiefMcClung has an impressive ability to write compelling characters and a fast paced and action packed plot that never seems to let p Speculative Book ReviewThere are gods and demons and magic and better yet it all feels refreshingly original Elitist Book ReviewsMichael McClung writes excellent dialogue that keeps the characters engaging and the story moving forward Fantasy Facti.
review The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids 2015A fascinating start to a particularly intriguing seriesI don t believe in chance I believe in cause and effect cOne of the privileges of being a mage I suppose is that you can be as strange as you like and nobody dares comment cMagic is a rusty hammer with which to beat reality into different shapes Philosophy the true Philosophy is a pen with which to alter and hopefully correct reality c Gee I could have been living to hear it said in a fiction book I ll see what I can see cI had a drink in their beer garden and watched golden bees do their thing in the late afternoon sunshine I let my mind wander cI had seen what there was to see and knew better by now than to try and force any sort of plan It would all fall into place soon enough Theft is as much art as it is craft Reconnaissance work was a big part of that art that craft cBut I But why would you care about honorIf you have to ask you wouldn t nderstandTrouble
comes knocking when Corbin Hardin appears on Amra Thetys doorstep with anknocking when Corbin Hardin appears on Amra Thetys doorstep with an artifact in tow reuesting she hold onto it for safekeeping The two being thick as thieves both in literal and figurative senses Amra agrees without much estion When Corbin fails to retrieve the item the following day as promised Amra is immediately swept into a whirlwind investigation of his heinous death set on bringing justice to her friend s murderer Her path of vengeance is hindered by deceit magic and immortals but she refuses to let this crime go nanswered With aid from A New Philosophy of History unexpected places and a thief s network of resources she ll go any length and face any adversary to lay this nightmare to restKerf s crooked staff Wonderfully concise with all the fat smartly trimmed away The Thief Who Pulled On Trouble s Braids is a truly remarkable thrilling andnforgiving story perfectly wrapped in a little package The surface is decorated with blood treachery and cynical banter but on the inside is an inspiring account of loyalty and dedication It s a tale of how the need for vengeance clouds one s judgement Of the power of secrets and jealousy and the absolute control they hold How the worst feeling anyone could ever express is apathy the indifference the enemy from within that s potent and dangerous than any external threatOf my many favorite aspects of this book the beautifully developed characters their relationships and their refusal to conform to stereotypes definitely tops the list Amra lucrative thief and heroine with an nremitting loyalty to those she holds dear Everything from her looks to her morals seems to be about balance she s neither pretty nor gly regardless of her scars neither noble nor malicious Inconspicuous Unnoteworthy Yet Witty And Than yet witty and than She swears like a sailor and commands great respect from those surrounding her Holgren a mysteriously powerful mage who s atypical of your traditional mage He s willing to help others without asking for recompense and has a sociable personality with a cynical sense of humor It s obvious there s lurking beneath the surface and hopefully we re able to explore that in future books Boschabsolutely repugnant Bosch s employeryou ll seeThe city of Lucernis and surrounding territories are handsomely crafted everything from the pscale villas pon the cliffs overlooking the Dragonsea to the ramshackle abodes bordering the charnel grounds each region is illustrated in vivid immersive detail Rich history is hinted at by introducing various deities and describing them by the actions and personalities of their priests and acolytes Descriptions don t take FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck up too much real estate the world speaking for itself as you re dragged along the sprawling streets at a breakneck pace The darker and grievous facets of the story balanced with a sardonic tone is in my opinion the perfect recipe for an amusing and engaging adventureLooking back I originally shelved this book at the beginning of 20172017 I m literally chiding myself for waiting so long to finally dive in I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have already ordered the rest of the series to catchp on the misadventures of Amra Thetys If you re looking for a Big Little Man uick and entertaining read of thieving mystery and magic this is the one you re looking for Onto the next Thief fantasy adventure stories are kinda my thing I LOVE em And add revenge to the mix Oh yeah sign me the hell UPOverall I enjoyed this one 35 starsThe good stuffAmra Thetys In the increasingly overflowing pool of snarky kickass heroines out there she s one of the better ones and I ll even go so far as to say that she s memorable Her dry sarcastic humor instantly endeared her to me and I have no doubt will pull in a lot readers She makes this bookAction Adventure Fun Check check and check I found the action seuences in particular to be very well written Good stuff manCouldse some workPlot and world building These two probably shouldn t be lumped together like this but shrugs Whatever I m feeling lazy The plot left a bit to be desired and the world building even If you like these types of books like me but prefer a layered plot and richer world building check out Thief s Covenant also a great series Although I felt these two aspects were a bit. Alternate cover edition of ASIN B00AF97702Winner of the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off Hosted by Mark LawrenceAmra Thetys lives by two simple rules take care of business and never let it get personal Thieves don't last long in Lucernis otherwise But when a fellow rogue and good friend is butchered on the street in a deal gone wrong she turns her back on burglary and goes after something precious than treasure RevengeRevenge however migh. Weak in this book I m definitely game to trying the next one to see if there s improvement Editing Sorry but I m not going to be nice about this The editing is total shit I read through this thing once just once and the number of typos I saw was fricken embarrassing Seriously if I was the author I d be embarrassed We re talking missing letters in words missing words in sentences past tense and present tense The Man from Beijing usage in the same goddamn sentence and DON T even get me started on that instance where the characters names were mixedp Lots of really obvious mistakes it was just so sloppy It kept jarring me out of the story I don t like thatI hear this is being re edited and thank god cuz it NEEDS it I wish it had happened before I read it but oh well The lovely Sarah has been doing an awesome job of late in garnering interest for this series and yes put me down as stating that it is very well deserved however I do hope this re release happens sooner rather than later before too many other people see this draft yeah you heard me I m calling it a draft As a final product that I paid money for this was just no Final thoughtsI m excited to see where this series goes There s lots of room to develop the supporting characters in interesting ways and Amra herself is awesome enough to carry the series pretty far I think August 28 2020 only 099 todayJuly 2018Previous rating 4 starsNew rating 5 stars Because DUH and stuff And the moral of this reread is I first told you Little Barnacles about this Most Deliciously Scrumptious Series MDSS THREE YEARS AGO And you are still NOT READING IT What the bloody shrimp of the stinking fish is wrong with you Puny Decapods My original crappy non review was way too crappy and you need incentive Would the sudden and totally Creating Lasting Value unexpectednleashing of the murderous crustaceans on you help I thought it might Watch out incoming Note to self why the bloody fish didn t I kidnap adopt Holgren the second I met him Because I m a total nitwit that s why Good thing the Silly Arthropods have been reading crap instead of this series otherwise engaged these past three years and never learnt of his existence MINE MINE MINE Holgren is MINE A very private message from this Slightly Awesome Book SAB to Clueless Barnacles everywhere Book 2 The Thief Who Spat in Luck s Good Eye Book 3 The Thief Who Knocked on Sorrow s Gate Book 4 The Thief Who Wasn t There Book 5 The Thief Who Went to War Short stories The Last God Original reviewKerf s whithered testicles where did you come from Amra Thetys I cannot for the life of me remember how I found out about you I could kick myself when I think that I abandoned you in the cold lonely depths of my Kindle for three whole months before giving you the attention you deserved How could I forget about you Damn To think of all the crap I read while you were there patiently waiting for me Damn To think of all the wow yeah this IS SO COOL STUFF I MISSED so cool stuff I missed I m such an idiot mostsometimes But hey it s never too late to fall in love right And let me tell you I am most definitely in love with Amra Thetys Yes I am Why am I in love with Amra you ask Because she s not feminine Because she s not pretty Because she curses like a sailor Because she s straightforward Because she s sarcastic and cynical Because she s honest with herself Because she doesn t take crap from anyone Because she s a thief Because knives are her favourite toys And because she kicks ass Oh yes in love I amYeah I know what you re probably thinking Blah blah blah blah Sarah s fallen in love with yet another badass heroine so what else is new Well I ll have you know that My DNF track record is much impressive than my Damn I m So In Love Right Now stats And don t you doubt that for a second My beloved Amra is not the only reason I loved this story so much No she s not Cross my heart hope to die and all that crap What else did I LOVE about this book then Apart from the entertaining fast paced action packed plot you mean And the shrimpalistic world building And Holgren Amra s sidekick And the magic sorcery bits And the cool creatures And the blood and gore yay And the humour And last but certainly not least the absolute total tter lack of freaking romance Well I m afraid these are the only few things I LOVED about this story That s not much now is it Right But hey you know me I love to give high ratings to crappy books that don t deserve
IT THAT THING RIGHT THERE IT S CALLED SARCASMthat thing right there It s called sarcasm making sure everyone gets it just in case and stuff This is a novella This is free This is the introduction to one of the best series I ve ever read in the entirety of my entire life What do you want Nothing huh That s what I thought Read this people You can thank me later And you might want to consider thanking Michael McClung too MaybeBye now Pre review nonsense Fantasy magic very cool knife wielding heroine very cool magic wielding sidekick lots of action This was pretty fantastic Sigh Yet another series to add to my to read list Double sigh Crappy review to come In a year or two Maybe Buddy read with the MacHalo groupAmra is a thief Her kinda friend dies and she gets caught p in the who done it shenanigans Wh. T be hard to come by A nightmare assortment of enemies including an immortal assassin and a mad sorcerer believe Amra is in possession of The Blade That Whispers Hate the legendary powerful artifact her friend was murdered for and they'll do anything to take it from her Trouble is Amra hasn't got the least clue where the Blade might beShe needs to find the Blade and soon or she'll be joining her colleague in a cold grave instead of aveng. ,