Back in February I marathoned the Remnant Chronicles books and absolutely loved them. Since then, I have been so excited for the release of Dance of Thieves which although a different series, is based in the same world. I have a bit of trouble getting my hands on a copy, as although I had two pre-orders for it, neither of them arrived on time – although now I have two, so yay!
When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.
At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.
You can see my review of the first book in the Remnant Chronicles series, The Kiss of Deception, here.
I never thought I could love Dance of Thieves as much as I loved the Remnant Chronicles, but this somehow was on par if not better. Mary E Pearson has out done herself again. This book kicked off in full speed action which propelled me straight into the grips of the book; from there is was a struggle to put the book down.
Pearson is a queen in my eyes, I absolutely love this world with its history and magic. With these books you always know that there will be something that isn’t as it seems. At any point you know that there will be a twist and turn, not to mention that you always know that there will be a cliff hanger that has you in tears waiting for the next book.
The romance between Kazi and Jase is one that has you hoping for their happy ending, although however unexpected their relationship may be. Somehow with all the odds against, them you just have yourself hoping that things will work out.
How am I feeling about waiting a year for the next book? I don’t want to wait! To be honest, I don’t really know what it is that has me loving these books, but after reading all three of the Remnant chronicles in one month, I just never want to leave this world. Think I might have to do a reread Remnant Chronicles, would you be interested in a full series review?
This was an easy 5 star read for me, I honestly don’t think there was a single negative element to this book. Go read it, you will not regret it.