Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief.
But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age -- and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners -- a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls -- he's going to put his plan into effect.
The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll need to steal some big things. But he'll start small for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss -- at least for a while.
Like a king.
After a slow start, debut author Aaron pulls the action together and turns in a romp of a lighthearted fantasy starring an absolutely darling rogue. Eli Monpress is a talented thief with a knack for persuasion and more than his fair share of looks and charisma, and his skill with magic makes him truly formidable. While trying to earn the title of the man with the biggest bounty on his head, Eli kidnaps the king of Mellinor, planning to let him go once the bounty goes up. Then the king's exiled brother pulls a fast one and takes over the kingdom, and Eli must make things right. Aaron's breezy style at times tends toward the farcical and absurd, which may not be what she intended but will keep humor-loving readers looking out for subsequent volumes in the planned trilogy.
Loved it xD
More of a kids fantasy book, but it is well written and very entertaining. Read this book in one day which speaks for itself. It's sadly short, but you find yourself reading much longer then you intended (which may give it a greater sense of brevity). The characters are lovable (especially Eli) and it has such a good natured, lighthearted spirit about it that it makes me smile :) the entire scheme of how the "magic" in this world "works" is refreshing and the story-line breaks the mold of your typical fantasy. This is a book that makes you love reading :)