A platinum rogue and no mistake, I defy anyone to not be won over by Ard's charms . . . I had a great time reading this novel. The characters are loads of fun and the plot is so twisty and turny that if it were a baked good it would be a pretzel. If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you . . . Highly recommended'
The first act is a high spirited caper as Ardor and his team infiltrate the royal court. The tone turns darker and more violent in the second act as they head to an island where dragons roost . . . a cracking introduction to a new fantasy world that demands further exploration
In general, a classic heist. In detail, a marvelously, clever plotted and genius story . . . From start to finish this is an amazing read
This is one of the best times I've ever had whilst reading a book. It is fun, absolutely crammed with adventure, wit and cleverness, features loveable and intriguing characters, and demonstrates so many schemes within schemes that Ardor Benn makes Locke Lamora look like a rank amateur
Commendable adult fantasy debut . . . fun, entertaining and has a unique magic system . . . pretty darn cool
The plot and world of this book are one of a kind . . . a very impressive debut
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have read in years!
This book just really dug itself into my heart and soul and I cannot wait to continue with the remaining two books and get lost in this world again
Mission Impossible, but with magic, dragons, and a series of heists that go from stealing a crown to saving the world. A fun, terrific read I heartily recommend
This one is for all you fans of Scott Lynch and Marshall Ryan Maresca eager to meet your next favorite fantasy ne'er-do-well