- File Size: 1177 KB
- Print Length: 398 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154117710X
- Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (January 17, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1TC3VW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Child of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 398 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Viola was only 8 when her father sold her to the Night guild to pay for his debts . She is thrust into this world where you are no longer a person . You are stripped of your identity and molded into a crafty, cunning thief or fighter . With the mentality of steal enough to pay your debts, pay your debts you survive .
When you meet Viola she is a carefree young girl , planting flowers in the garden with her mother .
The next time we see her , we see her mourning the loss of her mother and trying hard to be whatever her father wants to be . Until the day we see her go into the Night Guild , we start to see in new eyes . She is the only girl and the smallest one in the initiates so she has to work harder and be faster just to survive. Your heart breaks for Viola/ seven when you read what she has to go through . I have fallen in love with this character . You feel like you are her biggest cheerleader and her mother cause all you want to do is hug her and tell her everything will be ok .
I must say this book is not for the faint of heart . The author takes us to places where you will gasp and cry . Trust me I have shed a few tears over this character . The book will captivate you and keep you on the edge of your seat most of the book . The author has a way of engaging you and keeping you engaged through out the story . So if you want a great read that has compelling characters and an engaging story . If you like dark fantasy and edge of your seat excitement . Please check out CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD by Andy Peloquin
"Better to be quiet, just like in the house with Papa. I can handle a little pain."
"Disobedience will be punished harshly. Obedience will be rewarded well. Learn this and you will flourish in the Night Guild."
"The fire in her muscles drowned out the cold, wet squelching of the mud that stained her britches and caked her hands."
"The mind-numbing fog of exhaustion made it hard to think."
Seven and then Illanna as she was renamed after being chosen and purchased by Hawk House; she feels more comfortable, seems to be taken care of and the food is better. But what horrors await her and can she rise to the challenge?
This author pens original stories, with characters who will grow on you and whose pain you can not help but feel. The world the author builds is described in detail, his writing is creative and easy to read and I found the pacing of the story to be well done and just enough details to create an image in this readers mind.
I enjoyed the book and cannot wait for the next book in the series.
I was drawn in the moment I started reading and my attention was held right up to the last word!
I spent ten years with Ilanna, shared her hopes and fears, and her triumphs and failures. I felt the aches and pains, the cuts and broken bones, and sat with her friends as she healed. I watched her grow from a scared, lonely little girl, called Viola, through months of torture, as Seven, and years of training, as Ilanna the apprentice, into a strong and determined journeyman.
The details and descriptions of Praamis, and the believable characters, each with their own personalities and troubles, made this book come to life. I didn't just read a story... I lived it!
Andy Peloquin is an amazing writer and story-teller!
I loved the book and am eager to read the next book in the series.