"A romp of a lighthearted fantasy starring an absolutely darling rogue."
- Publisher's Weekly on THE SPIRIT THIEF
Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief. But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he's going to put his plan into effect. The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll need to steal some big things. But he'll start small for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.
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"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. Fans of Scott Lynch’s Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) will be thrilled with Eli Monpress. Highly recommended for all fantasy readers."
- Booklist, Starred Review
"A charming and fast-paced caper with intriguing worldbuilding and interesting characters."
"I read all three! I LOVED them! Can't wait for the next one, it needs to be out NOW!!!!"
"The Spirit Thief is a work of sword and sorcery that will appeal to readers of Jim C. Hines, Karen Miller, Jon Sprunk, and Piers Anthony. It is a thrill ride of a novel, delightfully amusing, based on an original magic system, without all the lengthy character building of the larger epics. I loved it."
"This book was a nice surprise and a complete winner for me... A refreshing change from the gritty wave that fantasy seems to riding right now and is a nice throwback to the light classical fantasy...I'm hooked on for this series and will be following it eagerly."
"First-time novelist Rachel Aaron’s The Spirit Thief, the first in her The Legend of Eli Monpress series, is a lightning-paced, quippy gem of an adventure story that holds excitement, intrigue, colorfully drawn characters galore, and an intriguing magic system, to boot... The Spirit Thief is a remarkably strong and infinitely readable debut, and I highly anticipate future installments in the series."