Title: Dance of Thieves(Dance of Thieves #1)
Author: Mary E. Pearson
My Rating: 🌟🌟1/2
Type: Duet – Book 1
Genre: Historical Fantasy world, Action & Adventure, Fiction
Primary Characters: Kazi, Jase
Secondary Characters: Wren, Synové, Lia, Rafe, Kaden, Gazi, Natiya, Eben, Nikolai, Cal, Mavey
Narration: Dual POV
I wanted to see more of this world. I wanted to know how the United Kingdom of Morrighan, Venda and Delbreck is thriving under new rule. When I saw this, I jumped into the opportunity, however it was disappointing to me. This might be because I ended up having a pirated book. Didn’t realize it was bad pirated book until I purchased book 2 “Vow of Thief” and saw the quality.
Plot starts with Kazi entering Ballenger Territory. Jase is the new Head of that family now. He has 12 siblings. Taking on the role of the Hier and the ruler, he must now guide and make sure his kingdom is safe. With the arrival of new group from kingdom everything changes. Kazi also known as “Ten” is one of Queen Lia’s trusted Rahtan. Queen enlists her help to investigate the problems in Hell’s mouth. Kazi meets Jase “the Patrei” and she learns there’s more to Jase than what he appears to be. Some unexpected scenarios bring them together and the events spiral out of control.
The relationship development and romance between Kazi and Jase had too many up’s and down’s. I did feel that story dragged on at several points. It was more romance than the world building, action and main plot. Since the book already had a back story of world and some of the characters, I loved the depth of new characters. All the secondary characters were the highlight of this book. Ballenger siblings along with Wren, synové, Natiya and Eben were treat to watch. The book was too long with lot of characters and side stories. I had some tough time in maintaining interest as pace of the book was also lot slower. I don’t see any magic in this. I even had some tough time adjusting to time gap and connection with old trilogy.
Overall, I was disappointed in this book. Book ended with cliff-hanger and many things could happen from this point forward in the story and I am intrigued to see where it goes. This made me pick the next book.
Blurb as per Amazon
A stunning new young adult adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant, by the author of the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles and the Jenna Fox Chronicles.
A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations.
A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power.
Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen’s premier guard.
A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself.
A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent.
When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives―and their hearts.
The Remnant Chronicles
The Beauty of Darkness
The Heart of Betrayal
The Kiss of Deception