Aug 292014
 
Review: Poison DancePoison Dance (Midnight Thief #0.5) by Livia Blackburne
Published by Self published on Sept 12, 2013
Genres: High Fantasy, YA
Format: eBook from Purchased
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out—if he’ll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that’s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison.

A standalone prequel, this is an exciting introduction to the world and setting used in Midnight Thief.

I was impressed at how much history and set up were included, especially since there was no dreaded info dumping. I got to learn quite a bit about the Guild and how it works, and met some very interesting characters.

As a way to make me interested in the actual first book, this prequel did its job. I’ve heard there are discrepancies in feel and tone between this prequel and the first book, and that makes me sad as this prequel was quite a delicious read.

  2 Responses to “Review: Poison Dance”

  1. I also really enjoyed this prequel 😀 Yeah, I would agree there are differences in tone, but I think they are fair because the prequel is from an adult man’s perspective and the first book is a young girl ya know? I loved both though 😀

    • Having completely different narrators definitely helps explain the difference in tone. I’m looking forward to reading the first book.

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