E-Book, 181 Pages
By: Michael McClung
The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids ★★★★
The Thief Who Spat In Luck’s Good Eye ★★ 1/2
The Thief Who Knocked on Sorrow’s Gate ★★★★
“Money doesn’t make anybody better than anybody else. But it can make servants out of those who believe it does.”
Up to this point in the story I felt there was something missing in this series and I think I found it in this third entry in the series which is also the best so far! After the catastrophic downfall that was book two, I found myself enjoying the book very much again and rooting for Amra and the rest of the characters.
The problem was that book two felt like an amateurish book but this book has the writing of a professional. There was a lot among those 200-something pages and it really raised the bar again. I am glad I did not give up on this series. The prose was much more polished in this one and it was good from page one till the last page.
I was super excited for book 2 because it was Amra and Holgren book but I think as in book 1 these characters work better as a main character and a supporting character. Holgren does not have much “page time” in this book but I think that certainly worked for the best. There were a lot of secondary characters that I enjoyed, Keel was a very interesting sidekick and I also liked how we got more backstories for the characters we already know.
The pacing was fast and I still can not wrap my head around how much was packed into this. It had a lot of things going on and it all made sense and came together towards the end (I loved how it ended). I think the next book will be Holgren’s book which is equally exciting and scary because I don’t want my experience with book two again but I have a feeling it will be good!
“May all the dead gods take pity on anything that stands in my way, for I will not.”