Crown Thief, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.

But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable - and dangerous - object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp. Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco's chances of staying honest - or even just surviving - are getting slimmer by the hour.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780857662491



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I liked the 1st book Giant Thief and the second delivers the same: an consistently amusing and entertaining action adventure with an amusing rogue, clashing with his stalwart and moral associates and running away from some wonderfully creepy assassins. Plus giants (yay giants!) It uses our fantasy genre expectations to make this world building-lite but with some nice extras. Easie Damasco is one of the main draws here (although the other characters are good) and his transition from amusing fantasy rogue to someone with a burgeoning conscience feels natural and necessary and his post 1st adventure bewilderment and ennui that accompanies it pitch perfect for a second book of a presumed trilogy. Of course this won’t appeal to anyone who prefers their fantasy grim or full of the detail of cultures and geography. Nor are there dragons, zombies or ninjas riding unicorns. Just wanted to let you down gently. It does have some minor issues, the plot doesn’t quite make sense although it's ok as Easie can be dumb but sometimes you just think “perhaps you would like to mention the killer assassin trailing you?”I wanted to be entertained and it didn’t disappoint and eagerly look forward to the next one

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