Featured Review + BIG Giveaway: Poison Dance (Midnight Thief 0.5) by Livia Blackburn
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Poison Dance: A Novella by Livia Blackburne
Published by: Lion's Quill Press on September 12, 2013
Genres: High Fantasy, Short Stories
Source: Author Submitted
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About the Book:
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. Poison dance is approximately 14,000 words, or 54 printed pages.
Needless to say, I’m usually not a big fan of high fantasy, but in the short 54 pages of Poison Dance I was hooked. This novella tells the story of Thalia a dancer and James, an assassin for the Assassin’s Guild, that’s she pays to kill a neighboring warlord. Thalia has no experience in murder and while James struggles to teach her, he is also forced to deal with problems occurring within the guild.
While Poison Dance is only a short prequel to Midnight Thief, it definitely keeps your attention. Livia Blackburn does an excellent job making these characters stand alone in their own novella. Her words are magical, and the dialogue between the characters is almost exquisite. Each and every page was pure delight and only made me crave more of this fantastical world she created. While this review is short to avoid spoilers, I can’t give enough praise to the wonderful author for casting her net and hooking me into devouring the novella. Poison Dance is a MUST READ for any fan of fantasy, assassins, engaging characters and EPIC tales.