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Dance of Thieves: Book Review

Dance of Thieves: Book Review


Dance of Thieves

(Dance of Thieves #1)

Published August 7th 2018

RATING: ★★★★★

5 out of 5 stars


A new novel in the New York Times–bestselling Remnant Chronicles universe, in which a reformed thief and the young leader of an outlaw dynasty lock wits in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts.

When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.

At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.


Pages: 508

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Series? Yes, this is the first book in series, but it also a spin-off of the Remnant series by Mary E. Pearson

MY REVIEW OF Dance of Thieves:

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Fantasy – Young Adult – Romance 

Dance of Thieves helped me crawl from my reading slump.

This book made me want to put off all responsibilities and read everything else Mary E. Pearson has ever written.

When I found out that Dance of Thieves is a spin-off of a previously written series by Mary E. Pearson, I became even more excited! I am currently on a book buying ban as I save for my wedding and future home, but as soon as its over you know what I will be ordering!

I loved the political conflict, the characters, the plot, the details and description, it was all so good. There was action, adventure, romance, family drama.

Kazi, the main character also known as Kazi of Brightmist or Kazimyrah, easily found a home among my all time favorite characters. She is witty and sharp, but she also has faults.

“Get him and get out. That was our task, and that was it. I told them that we also had the bad timing of being plummeted into the middle of a power war spawned by Karsen Ballenger’s death.”

While this book is considered fantasy, there isn’t much fantastical elements like magic. So if you are looking for a high fantasy this probably isn’t what you are looking for, but don’t let that deter you from reading it!

You can definitely read this book without having previously read any of Mary E. Pearson’s other books that are set in the same world.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this book review!


Sarah June

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