I have been waiting to get my hands on this book for a while now, and this week I finally reached Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne on my to-be-read pile!
This book was recommended to me by a staff member at Chapters after I had asked for a book similar to Sarah J Maas’s Throne of Glass series. (I am counting down the days until Queen of Shadows is released and as a result I am going through a fantasy/adventure phase so if you have any good recommendations, I’d love to hear them!) Anyway, I was recommended this novel and I knew immediately after reading the back cover that this was a book I needed to read.
Intrigued? Here’s the synopsis from Blackburne’s website:
Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.
When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival — and vengeance — might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives. In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner — and danger is a way of life.
I can’t wait to start reading! There is nothing I love more than a book with thieves and soldiers/knights who have to partner up to take on a seemingly impossible mission. If you’ve read the book before or decide to read along with me this week, let me know what your thoughts or feelings are in the comments!