Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Thief of the Night Guild
by Andy Peloquin

Series: Queen of Thieves - Book 1
Expected publication: July 18th 2017 by Dragonblade Publishing
Kindle Edition, 400 pages

"I am Ilanna, Journeyman of House Hawk. I do the impossible."

A cunning thief of unrivaled ingenuity, Ilanna is determined to secure her freedom. Nothing will prevent her escape from the Night Guild's callous cruelty, not even the most powerful man in Praamis, Duke Phonnis.

Commanding a crew of pickpockets, bounty hunters, poisoners, and assassins, Ilanna schemes to disgrace the Duke. She must survive blackmail, a bloodthirsty rival syndicate, and enemies within her own House to claim her spoils: vengeance for the deaths of her friends and gold to buy independence.

But all Ilanna's skill may not suffice to protect the one person who matters most: her son.

Thief of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin
(Queen of Thieves #1) 
Thief of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves #2)She is a professional thief, a rare female in a world dominated by young men, raised to steal, to be the best of the best and few could even hope to match her. Ilanna is good, as she says, she does the impossible and it is NOT braggadocio, it is fact. Smarter, more daring and determined to be a big money-maker for the Night Guild, Ilanna has her own agenda, she wants to buy her freedom, she wants out of the life she lives, the lies she tells and the dangers she endures. Ilanna lives a secret life and it is time to live that life to the fullest, so she proposes the ultimate theft, the ultimate danger and the money maker that will set her free.

This is the story of Ilanna’s greatest theft ever, the planning, the setbacks and the allies she gains along the way. A powerful man in government, a monster is about to pay for his sins against the people and Ilanna will be the collector, but first she must cover all angles, bow to the expertise of those she trusts and hope that no cog in her well-oiled machine breaks down, because timing is everything and everything important to her rests on her last hurrah.

Andy Peloquin’s THIEF OF THE NIGHT GUILD is a page by page tale of adventure, desire, love and the determination to achieve exactly what one needs to find a new direction in their life. Ilanna is the character we all want to be, want to know and want to be as brilliant as. Her inner fears never show, and the fa├žade she uses among her peers is ironclad.

What Andy Peloquin has done is phenomenal! He has created a heroine who is not squeaky clean, but has the cunning to and the daring to believe in herself, her allies and in the quest she WILL fulfill. Feel the world Ilanna lives in. Walk the streets, the alleys and rooftops with her. Get the adrenaline rush of racing against time and discovery. Edge of your seat reading, intense, detailed and believable…I left this world to live in Ilanna’s and an hour after finishing, still had one foot within the pages of this fabulous tale. Ilanna proves there is honor among thieves, even if they are as good as she is!

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

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