The Palace Job (Rogues of the Republic #1)
by Patrick Weekes
What is it about:
The most powerful man in the republic framed her, threw her in prison, and stole a priceless elven manuscript from her family.
With the help of a crack team that includes an illusionist, a unicorn, a death priestess, a talking warhammer, and a lad with a prophetic birthmark, Loch must find a way into the floating fortress of Heaven's Spire–and get past the magic-hunting golems and infernal sorcerers standing between her and the vault that holds her family's treasure.
It'd be tricky enough without the military coup and unfolding of an ancient evil prophecy–but now the determined and honourable Justicar Pyvic has been assigned to take her in.
But hey, every plan has a few hitches.
What did I think of it:
Patrick Weekes is one of the writers of my favorite games: Mass Effect and Dragon Age. He also wrote one of the tie in Dragon Age novels - The Masked Empire. High time for me to read one of his other books.
And this is a really fun Fantasy heist story!
There's the smart heroine Loch and her trusty sidekick Kail. At the start of the book they escape from prison and then start building a team to pull off an impossible seeming heist.
I loved Loch and the team she puts together. They're all super talented of course, and succeed easily at challenging tasks, but that's all part of the charm of this particular genre in my opinion. I also really liked the Justicar who had to find Loch and arrest her again.
Apart from the Justicar and Loch and her team, there are some other parties at work. There's the mark of course, and the head of the prison Loch escaped from among others. I didn't really get why the head of the prison hated Loch that much, but his attempts to get back at Loch for escaping did add to the suspense of the story.
Next to this being a cool and suspenseful heist story, there's also a lot of humor in this book. The antics and conversations of Loch's team were really fun to read. I was hooked in no time and kept reading to see how they were going to pull off their heist and where things might go wrong.
All in all a fun and cool read. I'll most probably get my trotters on the next book in this series soon.
Why should you read it:
It's very entertaining Fantasy heist story.
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