Among Thieves by M. J. Kuhn

Posted September 7, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

Among Thieves by M. J. Kuhn

by M.J. Kuhn
Among Thieves by M. J. KuhnAmong Thieves Published by Simon and Schuster on September 7, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 352
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Format: Ebook Arc
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A thrilling fantasy debut—a high-stakes heist novel set in a gritty world of magic and malice, and perfect for fans of Six of Crows!

In just over a year’s time, Ryia Cautella has already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the dockside city of Carrowwick—not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name.

For the past six years, a deadly secret has kept her in hiding, running from town to town, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster—the sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms of Thamorr. No matter how far or fast she travels, his servants never fail to track her down...but even the most powerful men can be defeated.

Ryia’s path now leads directly into the heart of the Guildmaster’s stronghold, and against every instinct she has, it’s not a path she can walk alone. Forced to team up with a crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers, and thieves, Ryia must plan her next moves very carefully. If she succeeds, her freedom is won once and for all…but unfortunately for Ryia, her new allies are nearly as selfish as she is, and they all have plans of their own.



It seems that whenever you pick up a book, it is compared and said to be like to such a book sometimes that is correct; other times, it is so dead wrong. In this case, Six of Crows is our comparison, and yes, it fits that bill. Our band of merry characters includes this time, a reckless mercenary, an expert card cheater, a master of disguise, an ex-captain of the royal guard, and a smuggler forced to work together to pull off an impossible heist of all time. We have three gangs that rule this world The Saints, The Harpies, and The crowns. The magic system is based around the fact that some people are born with magic, and they are either Sensers, people that can smell people and their intent, or Kinetics, people that can make things move with their minds. “Of the two types of Adept magic-wielders, Sensers were the weaker fighters by a long shot. Kinetics were the tricky, speedy bastards. Sensers were usually good at sounding the alarm and not much else.” There was no pattern to how the Adept babies were born. Or possibly it was just a puzzle nobody, but the Guildmaster had managed to crack. No one knew how he and his loyal Disciples could tell which babies would grow up to have powers —how he tracked them down from every nook and cranny of Thamorr.” Our characters want to know how he does it and destroy however he does it. Their secrets, betrayal, and lots of action in the pages of this story and the ending and how it plays out might stop you in your tracks. Among Thieves is a fantastic debut, and I can not wait to see how it all plays out.


About M.J. Kuhn

M.J. Kuhn is a fantasy writer by night and a mild-mannered university employee by day. She lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband Ryan, a dog named Wrex, and the very spoiled cat Thorin Oakenshield.

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