Friday, January 6, 2017

Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin (Queen of Thieves, #1)

Child of the Night Guild
by Andy Peloquin

 

Series: Queen of Thieves - Book 1
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (January 17, 2017)
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Genre: Gothic Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 374 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
"They killed my parents. They took my name. They imprisoned me in darkness. I would not be broken."

Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for grief as she endures the brutal training of an apprentice thief. The Night Guild molds an innocent waif into a cunning, agile outlaw skilled in the thieves' trade. She has only one choice: steal enough to pay her debts.
The cutthroat streets of Praamis will test her mettle, and she must learn to dodge the City Guards or swing from a hangman's rope. But a more dangerous foe lurks within the guild walls. A sadistic rival apprentice, threatened by her strength, is out for blood.
What hope does one girl have in a world of ruthless men?
  

 
Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin 
(Queen of Thieves, #1)

Child of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves #1)Andy Peloquin will leave you breathless! When that last page came, I was set to start over just keep this tale going. Andy Peloquin’s CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD is going to rock your world!

Viola was just a small child when she became the fastest way for her father, a broken man, to pay off his debts to THEM. First they took her name, then her dignity and finally, all that made Viola’s soul. After years of torment and training, she is Seven, and she belongs to the Night Guild, lock, stock and soul. The scared and lonely little girl is gone and in her place is a fierce young woman who is skilled in the art of thievery. Now it is time for her to pay her dues and her debts. Agile, formidable and clever, Seven has few friends, has been the object of bullies through her apprenticeship and must work twice as hard as the boys all around her. BUT. THEY. WILL. NOT. BREAK HER.

Graduation from her apprenticeship finds her chosen to go to the house of Hawks where she learns the freedom of traveling high above the streets across the rooftops of Praamis. Life is as good as it can be for the only girl in a male dominated world, but when a brutish nightmare leaves her broken and battered, she will prove to everyone that she is like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of loss and pain. But at what cost?

Andy Peloquin has taken fantasy to a new level. You hear the words, magnetic, non-stop and gut-clenching often, but every one of these words applies in full force to this unforgettable tale of one small girl who beat the odds, and never let anyone break her soul. CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD maybe Andy Peloquin’s finest work yet! It takes bold writing to bring life to a bold story of survival and this author has succeeded and then some! No matter what genre you read, this one should be on your MUST READ lists!

I received an ARC edition from Andy Peloquin in exchange for my honest review.


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