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Stealers' Sky (Thieves' World 12) Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Series: Thieves' World 12
  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; 1st edition (December 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441806120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441806126
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #746,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Wallach VINE VOICE on August 10, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book happens to be the last volume in this series. It is also the twelfth novel and so the whole premise of Sanctuary, and many of its denizens are well know to all of the fans of this series. There is no surprise in the construction of the novel, where it is really a series of short stories that are barely linked in terms of location and time frame. This one is even less linked than most as the major characters do not inhabit the same stories in most cases, and are even less often referred to. In a sense, this is logical given the construction of the whole series, but I was struck by the generally meandering tone of this particular volume. This volume does not bring many of the main stories or plots to any kind of conclusion which is bound to disappoint long-time fans of the series. I am sure that it was intended to end this way, but it seems that the place will simply continue to exist and things will continue to happen and no one much will care - which is very much in line with the whole concept of this series.

What are some of the main things? Well, the Beysib are now negotiating with their country of origin and whatever happened there; the Rankan Empire appears to be dissolving and Sanctuary's tenuous connection to it is ever frailer; Sanctuary itself continues to improve in terms of the lifestyles and conditions of its people much to everyone's surprises; and even the magic users and gods are engaged in trying to figure out what to do with the new Sanctuary.

I think the thing that most jumped out at me is the red logo on the front cover that proclaims: "The Triumphant Conclusion", yet, there was no conclusion of any kind in this book. Nothing was really finished. Did Tempus come back, no! Are the Stepson and Hell Hounds still around, no. What about Hakeim?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Bishop on January 1, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a long time fan of the Thieves world books, and I have allways loved the feel of the books, and the use of differeant authors. I loved how each author could take an event and see it and convey it in a unique manner. However this book was dissapointing. The sand storm played a crucial role, and I liked how they used it as a catalyst for the story line.

Saying that, the writing in this one was frankly mediocre at best, and the story line was under huge stress as it seemed like they were just putting this one out because it was time to put another book out. Thieves world is a GREAT series but one that needs to creative and varying influences of authors who are willing to really pull the reader into the world. I liked this book, but frankly it will sit on my shelf as a valued addition to my collection, but it will be a boring day indeed when I remove to read it again.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on April 14, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Welcome to SANCTUARY, a city of outlaws and adventurers in a world of war and wizardry, peopled with colorful characters created by today's top fantasy adventure talents, including:

LYNN ABBEY
ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN
C.J. CHERRYH
ANDREW J. OFFUTT

In this dramatic final adventure, clouds of war gather over Sanctuary once again. And as warriors prepare for battle, thieves eagerly await a great dust storm to envelop the city. For then they can silently strike, slipping in and out of the raging currents of the storm...
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