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Read & Download Magic of Thieves ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor young Ilan born with the powerful gift of her ancestors has only one hope for survival Concealment In the shadow of Dimmingwood she finds temporary protection witS of survival and struggles to master the inherent magic of her dying race danger is always close behind When old enemies reappear and new friendships lead to betrayal will her discovery of an enchanted bow prove to be Ilan’s final salvation or her ultimate downfall When I was small my mother taught me about the magickless evil men who hunted our kind to destr. 275Had potential but not a fan of most of the characters

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Oy us They came from across the water to steal the lands of our ancestors Pretending to want peace they enslaved us and sought to extinguish what they couldn’t possess the one thing their harsh laws could never control Our ancient powers One day my mother warned me violence would shatter the safety of our home and when that day came we must fight And we must w. Magic of Thieves by C Greenwood is the first installment in the Legends of Dimmingwood series In a village where magic is forbidden Ilan must find safety in the forest of DimmingwoodPlot 45 Good plot about a girl coming into her powerCharacters 55 Well fleshed out charactersWorld building 45 Good world building within the settingPacing 45 SteadyWriting 55 Very well writtenOverall 44I loved Greenwood's beautifully written storytellingPurchased from

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Magic of ThievesIn a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor young Ilan born with the powerful gift of her ancestors has only one hope for survival Concealment In the shadow of Dimmingwood she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red HandBut as Ilan matures learns the skill. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths ReviewsI’m a book lover More importantly I am a lover of stories Stories that draw me into the life of a stranger sweep me away from my ordinary concerns and carry me into a fantastic world full of mystery danger magic and warriors with swords are my favorites What can I say other than I read what I think is cool And I’m always looking for my next fix; a new fantasy flavor that lets me experience another high That is how I discovered this e book on as a free download The cover looked cool The story description sounded intriguing So I took a chance on this unknown self published novelWell I’m done now and I have to admit the beginning of Magic of Thieves — where armed warriors are slaughtering civilians and a family desperately flees before them — sucked me in making me want to see who all these people were why the killings were occurring and what was to become of the young child involved It really was a masterful start to the narrativeAfter such a promising beginning though the story just sort of fizzles like a dud firecracker Our rescued heroine settling in to her life with a band of forest outlaws growing up the favorite child of the camp and knowing that she has a shadowy past that she needs to escape her benefactors to find for herself Her growth from innocent child to angsty teenage whiner really resembled that dud firecracker I mentioned earlier because like it our heroines story hisses and smokes a little but it never really explodes like it should Let me explain what I think went wrong First it takes a very masterful storyteller to pull off a good anti heroes Such characters balance between two worlds; they are a person whose actions scream “bad guy” but whose motives or background explains away that vile conduct into something understandable Old school anti heroes like Elric of Melnibone and Thomas Covenant come to mind as prime examples or even the darker Jorg Ancrath of The Broken Empire though some might say Jorg never fully excuses his actions And this sort of protagonist is what the author was going for in Magic of Thieves but she fails to find the perfect mixture of goodbad to make this female lead palpable Instead our heroine becomes progressively sulkier and whinier; a hateful teenager who does nothing but insult her familyfriends blames everyone around her for every minor annoyance she experiences and is than willing to let them be harmed to further her ends And unlike the anti heroes above there is no black sword no leprosy and no thorn scene to explain away why she is such a despicable piece of work Nope she is horribly self centered egotistical and unlikeable just because she wants to be it seems How exactly does one like that sort of personI couldn’t as the story progressed Her uestionable actions beginning to mount and her snarky angst ridden action continuing to grow And before you know it she was not an anti hero in my mind but a villain in fair form who really needed to get over herself alreadySecond the story was pretty much a linear affair about our heroine growing up in the outlaw camp Nothing much else seems to be happening except for her growing desire to escape the caring oversight of her benefactors The only excitement in this rather dull existence is when she will get in a fight with a loved one or friend break out in a whine fest about how no one understands her or decide to throw one of her loved ones into the teeth of destruction to save her golden ass from what is coming to her By the end it all read like a fantasy Twilight to meLastly the ending Honestly I love fantastical weapons like