Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief.
He's also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job - and an opportunity to capture a certain thief.
Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges? Except the Duke is one of the wealthiest men in the world, a wizard who rules his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with only one hobby: Eli.
It seems that everyone is hunting for Eli Monpress.
Catch a thief: listen to another Eli Monpress adventure.
©2010 Rachel Aaron (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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The duke is an awesome bad guy!!! The story is good, I liked how you learned a little more about Eli's past. Josef rocks! This is a great second book. I will for sure be listening to the next in the series.
"It just gets better."
Rachel Aaron authoring skills improve greatly in this book and the third. The dialog and plot are much better here. If you did the first book and liked it then you can only continue on and enjoy it more. There are still a few loose ends by the third book so I expect a fourth. This is a book you can enjoy listening to with your kids. The story is not complex but is very engaging. Would love to see the author write a more hard core fantasy with a more complex story and characters. I think this as an author to watch out for in the future. Well worth the credit.
"A fun read"
Quick moving storyline, very well performed by reader
Characters are fun to spend time with
Wow! Hard to choose; perhaps Eli.
Oh yes! However, I only listened while working out at the gym. It was interesting enough to prevent boredom on the stationary bike.
"The performance made the story"
Some of this plot was hard to follow and not fleshed out very well. Considering it's about the spirit thief, most of the story doesn't seem to really be about Eli
"Accept the Cartoon Logic, and Have Fun!"
This is not Game of Thrones, hyper-realistic "gritty" fantasy here. This is a cartoon. It does not suffer from cartoon logic, it embraces it.
Example the magic system animates EVERYTHING. You will see bank vault doors rolling around and throwing themselves at people. Once you understand this, the series is awesome!
Eli's Father made the whole book enjoyable. The first book wasn't anything special, but this second book had A Great Villain, a Great Supporting Cast (Eli's Father :)
Eli is great as always.
"always a favorite"
Such love for these stories. The characters are amazing and the story is a comedic adventure!
"good book, great narrator"
Fun, easy going adventure. Occasionally, I like to take a break from the heavy space opera, zombie, vampire or detective book and listen to something that I can actually enjoy cringe-free around my girls....and not have to worry about them hearing excessive bad language,sex,ect.
The narrator is one that I always enjoy, also. So, overall, a solid 4 star read. Enjoy!
I am so impressed but the different take on magic i just cant stop listening. detailed enough to really help you image the world the story takes you to.
"Excellent and impresive!"
After reading this book I can't stop thinking this is the new Harry Potter! I loved the history and can't wait to see it on a movie!
"Even better than the first book!"
This book takes place soon after the end of the first book as our heroes deal with the events of the first book. Only this time we get some great new and fascinating characters.
This world and its spirit-based derivation of magic works really well. It sets up some great interpersonal dynamics, not only between people but between them and the spirits of doors, walls, rivers and trees. Only the wizards can communicate with these spirits.
And the spirits have personalities, just like people do. Genius!
The reader on this book does an even better job than he did with the last book. He is perfect for the wise-cracking Eli.
How can I not read the next one? Five stars!
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