14. pro 2013.

Poison Dance: A Novella by Livia Blackburne

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Book summary: 
James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out—if he’ll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that’s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison. 
          While we're all eagerly waiting for the Midnight Thief, we can get a nice and short introduction to that world throughout this novel. It's a short prequel that will open the door for this world to you. What an interesting world it is.

           Our old friends, assassins are back again. Here we have a nice and really skilled killer James who is one of the best assassin of his guild. Being a paid killer is not the happiest job there is, but in the world they live in it's also deadly and risky job. You need to know with whom not to mess with. Suddenly when Thalia approaches James with a request and payment he can not refuse, James has no idea what he got himself into. He didn't know that in his world good always gets the short end.

            One thing is sure about this book - it's more than promising prequel to the Midnight Thief. While it's a promising start, it's also not flawless. I wish I could see more of this world - but then again this book is around 50 pages long so it's hard to accomplish that. But this book was really captivating read for me. I enjoyed both James and Thalia and their stories and the whole plot. It was emotional and at the same time heartbreaking read. Let's hope that this story will continue that way.

            Now more than ever I want to read Midnight Thief and to discover this world fully.

Rating: 4 stars.


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Until the next time,

***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the author, Livia Blackburne. Thank you. 
I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal.

Broj komentara: 8:

  1. This one does interesting. It's a bit short but it sounds like we get a decent taste of the writing and stuff anyway. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm glad you found this to be a promising prequel, Tanja! I've heard mixed reviews regarding this one, so I think I'll wait till the novel is out before checking this one out. Great review!(:

    1. I think that it has a lot of potential, just hope it'll turn out just fine in the Midnight Thief. Thanks Keertana :)

  3. Glad you enjoyed this prequel. I find that I always wish I had just a bit more story in these prequel novellas, but I guess they like to tease us so we'll keep reading. Awesome review! :-)

    1. I guess that's the goal - to keep us wanting more. Thanks Lauren :)

  4. Novellas are always hard to accomplish but when they're done well they can be amazingly good and I'm glad this one falls under that category. Awesome review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts



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