Review: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

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The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
(Blacktongue #1)

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Kinch Na Shannack owes the Takers Guild a small fortune for his education as a thief, which includes (but is not limited to) lock-picking, knife-fighting, wall-scaling, fall-breaking, lie-weaving, trap-making, plus a few small magics. His debt has driven him to lie in wait by the old forest road, planning to rob the next traveler that crosses his path.

But today, Kinch Na Shannack has picked the wrong mark.

Galva is a knight, a survivor of the brutal goblin wars, and handmaiden of the goddess of death. She is searching for her queen, missing since a distant northern city fell to giants.

Unsuccessful in his robbery and lucky to escape with his life, Kinch now finds his fate entangled with Galva’s. Common enemies and uncommon dangers force thief and knight on an epic journey where goblins hunger for human flesh, krakens hunt in dark waters, and honor is a luxury few can afford. 

What I thought
Thank you Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for giving me an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.

After reading the synopsis for this book I could not wait for it to come out.  It sounded like it was going to be right up my alley.  However, I found the book to be so-so.  I am a character-driven reader and I just did not care about any of the characters in this book.  I had no connection with Kinch (the MC) and I was not a fan of his type of humor.  It wasn’t bad just not for me.  On a positive note, the world-building in this book is done really well.  

I know that there are a lot of people out there that would love this book, but it sadly was not for me.   If you enjoy crass humor then this is the book for you.

My Rating: /5

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