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Dance of Thieves Paperback – Aug. 6 2019
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About the Author
Mary E. Pearson is the author of The New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chornicles and other bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams.
Pearson studied art at Long Beach State University, and worked as an artist before earning her teaching credentials at San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.
- Publisher : Square Fish; Reprint edition (Aug. 6 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250308976
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250308979
- Item weight : 454 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.56 x 20.85 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This novel had amazing story development paired with amazing characters and character development. I am left wanting more!!! I couldn't put this book down!! Highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you Mary E. Pearson for returning me to one of my favourite worlds😊
My main complaint was the lack of description of the world around them - the places sounded very interesting but I never got a real mental picture of them. There was an arc? And mention of falling stars? So is this the aftermath of a science fiction type world....there was talk of ruins but no descriptions of them. I kept wanting more and never got it. Give me more depth.
Aside from that it was great - I pre-ordered this one I liked the sound of it so much and I'll probably pre-order the second because the ending was so intriguing (olives? stars?)
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Firstly, it is dual perspective, and, yet again, I don’t think this worked. I found myself getting distracted by it. I just wanted someone to tell the story and get on with it. There’s a time and place for more than one perspective, and a story with a strong romantic storyline just isn’t it. In my opinion, anyway… That being said, the technique wasn’t a complete disaster. I did feel that it added something in terms of illuminating the characters. And I found both characters, Kazi (the Rahtan thief) and Jase Ballenger (the outlaw king), equally likeable and interesting. I liked hearing what they were thinking, and having the dual perspective did lead to a deeper sense of character and attachment by the reader.
A Dance of Thieves is also very well written. So, if the use of dual perspectives didn’t quite work, the rest of the book really, really did. There’s some beautiful descriptive prose, a good build to the story and characters, and the whole thing clearly has a lot of imagination behind it.
The story arc is great. There’s a lot of tension, some very “sexy” moments, and it moves along at a reasonable clip. The worldbuilding is fantastic, and I thought the whole thing had a very “wild west” feel (rather than magic and monsters as usual). I didn’t actually hate the romance… I’m not adverse to the odd kissy moment, but generally I find fantasy focused around a love interest to be a little cloying… Maybe they just activate my inner cynic. Here, yes, there’s a strong romance focus. However, it’s in the context of great characters, a mystery and an adventure. Lots of surprises and twists and turns. It’s enough to keep you from rolling your eyes and screaming “get on with it you fools!!” at the book.
This is not the most innovative book I’ve ever read in this genre. But who said everything had to be? I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was exciting, gripping, and beautifully written. I would definitely recommend it for fans for David Dalglish, Trudi Canavan, and Alwyn Hamilton. And I’ll definitely be looking into other books by Mary Pearson.
The twists in the plots are still there and conflict and a new addition of riddles that are genius and work so well ( even though I can’t ever guess or make up one ) I would highly recommend this book you won’t be disappointed at all You just have to wait for second part sadly
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2021