Michael Blaker’s Bookish Wednesday: “Theft of Swords” by Michael J. Sullivan

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Hey all, I’m back with the first entry in a series I read ages ago for this week’s Bookish Wednesday. It’s “Theft of Swords” by Michael J. Sullivan.

Plot: This plot is pretty much standard high fantasy, dealing with two thieves together called Riyira who get framed for regicide.  The book used to be two novels back when the author was self-publishing his work. Honestly the book is okay, but there is a bit too much drama in it for my tastes now. I enjoyed it somewhat when I first read this book a decade ago, but my tastes have changed a great deal since then.

Characters: Royce and Hadrian are our main characters, and they are pretty good. Royce is the serious and stern type in the pair with Hadrian being a more down to earth personality. The rest of the characters are good, but frankly I didn’t enjoy them all that much looking back. That is probably why I forgot about this series until I saw something that reminded me, and I ended up asking around online to fully remember what the series was called.

Overall: A decent high fantasy novel, but honestly not one I personally enjoyed too much.

For those who like: Fantasy, Drama, Action, and a Decent Plot and Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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