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Thief of the Night Guild

A Grimdark Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Thief Adventure
Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
Series: Queen of Thieves, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Summary

"I am Ilanna, Journeyman of House Hawk. I do the impossible."  

A cunning thief of unrivaled ingenuity, Ilanna is determined to secure her freedom. Nothing will prevent her escape from the Night Guild's callous cruelty, not even the most powerful man in Praamis, Duke Phonnis.  

Commanding a crew of pickpockets, bounty hunters, poisoners, and assassins, Ilanna schemes to disgrace the Duke. She must survive blackmail, a bloodthirsty rival syndicate, and enemies within her own House to claim her spoils: vengeance for the deaths of her friends and gold to buy independence.   

But all Ilanna's skill may not suffice to protect the one person who matters most: her son.

©2017 Andy Peloquin (P)2018 The Fantasy Fiends Publishing Inc.

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Intricately planned, audacious, high-risk heist!

‘Thief of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves Book 2)’ has a fast-moving plot and is even more action-packed than the first book in the series. Andy Peloquin has created a masterpiece of descriptive writing with an intricate storyline burgeoning with thrilling suspense, intrigue, a rollercoaster of emotions and such vividly drawn characters. This is another nail-biter from start to finish. Drawn deeply in at the start, it was like I was participating in everything that was happening myself. Rebecca McKernan’s narration is first rate and really adds that extra dimension to this fantastic dark fantasy. Once again, I just had to keep listening (even when I should have been doing other things) to find out what was going to happen next. Ilanna’s tremendous willpower has enabled her to survive her brutal apprenticeship with the Night Guild to become a Journeyman of House Hawk and a very successful thief. Unfortunately, once the Night Guild has you, it doesn’t want to let you go, although it may agree to let you buy your freedom. However, the more successful you are, the higher the price will be as the Night Guild will be looking for compensation for lost future revenue. Ilanna desperately wants to secure her freedom because she has secretly given birth to a son, whom she has kept hidden, and she does not want him to be discovered and forced to undergo the same apprenticeship that she did. With the cost of her freedom being set ridiculously high, Ilanna hatches a highly complex plan. She has to put together a crew of hand-picked Guild members from various Houses whom she must pay for their participation in the preparation for and execution of an audacious theft from Duke Phonnis whilst still making enough out of the job to meet price of her freedom. All that on the assumption that the heist will actually be successful in spite of what appear to be insurmountable obstacles.

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A Thrilling ride

The time has come for the Night Guild to repay all of the hard work Journeyman Illana has done. But it won't come easy and not without great personal cost or sacrifices being made by others and so Peloquin and McKernan take their talents ona ride all above the streets to below them as an impossible mission keeps us on our toes at nearly every turn. Great storywriting and an emotional account made this a reccommended listen and 5 stars as i was made to feel for all of the characters.

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Needs to invest better recording

The story is good the narration is ok but the audio quality is just terrible. Audible should have a quality control for this kind of things

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  • kixfan
  • 08-04-20

Great story

Very interesting well written story. Really had a hard time stopping once I got started. Narrator was a perfect choice for the story as well.

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 22-01-20

One tough cookie!

I loved this book! I think what drew me in most was just how absolutely strong and amazing our young heroine is! Illana is a character you immediately fall for and can't stop listening to find out what's going to happen to her next! I love the setting of this story, and the detail in which the author gives on the locations. The flow and pace of the story is excellent and the reader/listener is never left wanting. The action and sense of adventure in this book is unreal, and has you on the edge of your seat! I would absolutely recommend!

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  • txdoc
  • 14-01-20

Excellent second installment...

The young girl we knew as Viola in the first book of this series has survived her training and become a young woman now called Ilana. In this story, Ilana is planning to buy her freedom from the Night Guild by pulling off a daring and highly dangerous heist that will earn enough money to secure her freedom (and that of her son). The author deftly draws you into the story and commands your full attention through all the twists, turns, and daring exploits of this amazing woman. Follow this series and treat yourself to an amazing fantasy adventure. I was provided with an audio copy of this book by the author and I am voluntarily offering my honest and unbiased review.

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  • Christine Ferraro
  • 06-11-19

Fighting for freedom. Or die trying.

Trying to earn her freedom of the one place she can’t stand for the sake of herself and her son. Many hardships, a lot of betrayal and so many trying times try to break her. But she always seems to be quick on her feet. There was a lot of backstabbing but cunning young woman found herself with the best opportunity she could imagine to buy her freedom from the guild. Can she do it? Read on and find out.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Great Series!

This is going to be a great series! I’m so glad it is. I want to know more about Illana and what happens next! Thumbs up to the author!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Heart Pounding

This is a heart pounding story of a woman who wants her freedom and will do everything for it! I love Illana’s character. She is so well-developed here! Great work!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Illana

Illana is my favourite girl now. She is smart, determined and skilled! Although she’s a professional thief, she wants to stop and be free.

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  • 04-10-19

Bold and Daring

Oue heroine is bold and daring and more than ever, she is determined to win. She needs to win for her son, for her dead friends. She has to do something so difficult yet so many stuff are bothering her along the way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

An amazing story

This is an amazing story filled with love, passion, determination and outside evil. Illana will do everything to avenge her friends’ death and be free but how can she do this when blackmails are everywhere! This is a must-listen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Head spinning!

My head is still spinning from understanding the amazing twists and turns of this story! This is what love does to our number one character, Illana! I love her so much!