The Smoke Thieves (Hardcover)
The Smoke Thieves slowly drew me in until I couldn't put it down. The strong voices and the fact that the stories don't seem like one until you realize that they have become one. The plot was fast and entertaining. I loved this book and would recommend it to anybody who loves medieval fantasies. - Kaitlyn, customer age 13— From Customer Picks
Unforgiveable betrayals, devious motives, and forbidden love collide in the first installment of internationally bestselling author Sally Green's epic new fantasy series, perfect for Game of Thrones fans.
In a land tinged with magic and a bustling trade in an illicit supernatural substance, destiny will intertwine the fates of five players:
A visionary princess determined to forge her own path.
An idealistic solider whose heart is at odds with his duty.
A streetwise hunter tracking the most dangerous prey.
A charming thief with a powerful hidden identity.
A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his kingdom.
Their lives intersect with a stolen bottle of demon smoke. As war approaches, they must navigate a tangled web of political intrigue, shifting alliances, and forbidden love in order to uncover the dangerous truth about the strangely powerful smoke that interwines their fates.
About the Author
Sally Green lives in Cheshire, England. She has had various jobs from her first paper-round to a career as an accountant, but in 2010 she started writing a novel and that changed her life. She still runs most days despite several attempts to give it up. Follow her on Twitter @Sa11eGreen.
“Sally Green’s The Smoke Thieves is full to overflowing with dark magic, marvelous mayhem, heart-stopping action, and delicious forbidden romance. I want more!”—Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms
“Hugely ambitious…. A rewarding read.” —The Times
"A YA Game of Thrones that pits power against love, conviction against convention."—Booklist
"A must-purchase."—School Library Journal
"The pieces that come together at the end are clearly only a part of a massive puzzle, teasing readers and ensuring a sequel." —BCCB Reviews
“Will hold readers rapt until the harrowing conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly
"Love, humor, politics, machinations, loyalty, violence, and magic swirl and shine in this fast-paced book that lovers of this genre will fall into and not want to climb out of." —School Library Connection
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Following 12-year old recently orphaned Joseph on his quest to get his only family back -his beloved horse Sarah- author Gemeinhart brings together race relations in the late 1800's, western lore and a clear-eyed pragmatism that, coupled with his signature action/adventure plot twists and a kindheartedness thread permeating the story, this wonderful, evocative and first rate middle grade title builds on his exceptional debut (The Honest Truth). This is an author that has clearly established himself as a must read for warm hearted, realistic adventures. - Maureen