[An] outstanding fantasy debut is the first in a trilogy about unrepentant thief Eli Monpress, whose goal in life is to amass $1 million in gold. Hoping to accomplish his mission in a hurry, Eli decides to raise the stakes and kidnap a king ... Fast and fun, Spirit Thief introduces a fascinating new world and a complex magical system based on cooperation with the spirits who reside in all living objects. Aaron's characters are fully fleshed and possess complex personalities, motivations, and backstories that are only gradually revealed ... Highly recommended for all fantasy readers.
Wry humour, engaging characters and full-tilt action
THE SPIRIT THIEF is a delightfully giddy romp of a novel
Witty, smart, snappy, sassy, fast, furious and let's not forget fun . . . Rachel Aaron isn't so much knocking at the door as kicking it down