Title / The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids
Author / Michael McClung
Series / Amra Thetys
Published / 2012
Page no. / 208
Overall Rating / ★★★.5
The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids is a self published fantasy book and is the first book in the Amra Thetys series. Amra Thetys is a thief who seeks revenge after her friend and fellow thief is brutally murdered. This series is currently five books long, however I do not know how long the series is going to be.
One of the main strengths of this book for me was the protagonist, Amra Thetys. McClung does a great job at introducing her to the reader and developing her throughout this short book. From the very beginning I was invested in her character and I really enjoyed reading her story. The world is well written too, if a little underdeveloped. I’m so used to reading longer fantasy books that really go into world building but obviously the size of this book means that it can’t go into a lot of depth around the history, culture and terrain of the world. It is still really well done though.
This is quite a short story, at just over 200 pages long, so it was a pretty quick read for me. The plot is compelling throughout and once I started reading I didn’t want to put the book down. The writing is good and I found it so easy to settle into the flow of the story.
Overall I thought this was a great book and I would recommend checking it out, especially if you are looking for new shorter, fantasy books. I have also read the second book in this series, The Thief Who Spat In Luck’s Good Eye, which I also enjoyed. Have you guys read this book? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.