"A breezy novel... Tallerman’s charming, devil-may-care hero has plenty of swashbuckling roguishness to carry him through the planned sequels." - Publishers Weekly
"Capturing the brisk pacing and snappy dialogue of comic fantasy adventure, Tallerman's accomplished swashbuckling series opener should appeal to fans of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories and Robert Asprin's "Thieves' World" series." - Library Journal
“A fast-paced, witty and original fantasy, reminiscent of Scott Lynch and Fritz Leiber.” - Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt series
“Fast-paced, quick-witted, engaging; as apt a description of Easie Damasco, reluctant hero, as of the novel itself.” - Juliet E. McKenna, author of The Tales of Einarinn
"Breathless pace... Damasco resembles a landlocked version of Jack Sparrow... The atypical backdrop,self-aware style and downplaying of magics bring to mind the contemporary fantasies of Scott Lynch and Joe Abercrombie." - SFX Magazine
"If you're up for a fun, fast-paced adventure featuring rogues, giants and lots of fighting, you won't want to miss it!" - A Fantastical Librarian
David Tallerman's fantasy, science fiction and horror short stories have appeared in numerous markets, including Lightspeed, Bull Spec, Redstone Science Fiction and John Joseph Adams's zombie best-ofThe Living Dead. Amongst other projects, David has published poetry, comic scripts, and an award winning short film. He can be found online at http://davidtallerman.net/ and http://davidtallerman.blogspot.com/.
There are various smaller and bigger things that make you stop and go "where did that come from?" in this book, which is quite annoying to me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jana
An interesting read. I enjoyed the development of the main character, Easie.Published 12 months ago by A River
The story starts, essentially, with Easie Damasco getting caught with his hand in the wrong pocket and thus conscripted against his will, sent to the front lines of the coming war. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bibliotropic .net
the hype about this book, or why it kept showing up on my recommendations. It seems like it was a story made up for a five year old. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
The story is one of a thief who finds himself enrolled in an army he has no reason to support and steals an artefact which value he is unaware of when deserting, along with a... Read morePublished 19 months ago by xi'an
"Giant Thief" was an enjoyable novel, but one that became wholly repetitive the longer it went on. If the happy editor or author had seen fit to trim some of the 150 some-odd... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by N. Bilmes
The one good thing about this book is the unwavering humor of the main character. The downside: I don't know how the author managed this, but the ENTIRETY of the book with the... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by C.L.
Easie Damasco - a charming character and a loveable thief! Tallerman's novel is witty, sharp and funny. It was gripping from the very first page and I thorougly enjoyed reading it. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Jaz (UK)
This book is brilliant! I thought it was very imaginative & the characters have real personalities. It was rather funny, Easie Damasco is a brilliant character who aggravates just... Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by Phil