- File Size: 377 KB
- Print Length: 78 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 20, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BYEW02M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #4007 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
- #5727 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
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At 42 or so, Bolen is not as spry as he once was, but he's convinced he can still pull off one more job. So he agrees to break into the home of the City Lord, Falasade, and steal a ruby statuette from the man's vault. The risk is great -- they don't call Falasade the Mad Lord for nothing. But there's something enticing about that statuette. Something...magical.
Still, he fences it. And then he's forced into another job, this time for an anonymous employer: to steal the statuette he's just fenced.
To sort out the mess he's in, Bolen will need the help of the clergy, all of his wits, and maybe even a meeting with the Mad Lord himself.
I really enjoyed this fantasy novella. They story moves along at a fast pace, with plenty of unexpected twists. I didn't see any editing issues. Highly recommended.
This is top-notch work. Reminded me of some of Brandon Sanderson's novellas. I'm going to be keeping an eye out for future works from this guy!
Bolen, the thief, is getting on in years and has a chance to do one last robbery. Little does he know that this last job will bring to light the truth of why the mayor is truly the "Mad Lord".
While robbing the mayor's estate, Bolen is privy a conversation between the "Mad Lord" with his closest counsel. The information gathered is not really earth-shattering, but gets Bolen to re-think selling the stolen bounty. Against his better judgment, he gives up the statue that he absconded with from the mayor - only to be asked by others to steal it from the mayor (again).
The plot thickens with so many people wanting to get their hands on the statue. Bolen is caught between a rock and hard place and asks for advise from the clergy on what he should do. It takes all the strength he can muster to go to the mayor and tell him that he is the one who stole his priceless heirloom.
But, the mayor has incredible information of his own to give to Bolen. This is where the story takes a fantastical turn and no one is truly what they seem.
This story is well written, well thought out and kept my attention from start to finish. The characters are well-developed and I could feel myself cheering Bolen on throughout the entire story.
I would definitely recommend this to those who are fans of fantasy and paranormal type plots.
Very good debut novella from an up and coming new author.
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