The Spirit Thief
by Rachel Aaron
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.
Like a king.
This book was so much fun reading. Not only do you have a whole new world but the main character Eli Monpress is awesome. Right from the very first sentence I knew I was going to be going for a ride and I wasn't disappointed. This is actually the second time I have actually read it and it was just as fun, if not more this time around.
The world is awesome, I want to live in a world where you can talk to rocks and trees, or in the case of this book spirits, and every single one of them have their very own personalities. No one spirit is the same and it makes everything so much more fun to read. To watch the way Eli is able to sweet talk them into doing things for him is even better.
There is such a cast of characters and every single one of them is different but adds so much more to the story itself. Here your going to find at least one person that you like and want to follow around. You have your swordsman and his magic sword that he doesn't want to use so he can become better at what he is, the demon that hides herself away, the charmer that can just about talk anybody into doing something for him, and the quick to anger and passionate one that stands by her beliefs no matter what.
I can say that even though I have read this one before I was still surprised by the ending, I can guarantee you won't see it coming, and that you will enjoy it the entire time. It keeps you on your toes, you really don't know what to expect from page to page.
Would I recommend this book? Oh yeah, I love the entire series and plan on rereading them all.