An Illusion of Thieves

An Illusion of Thieves

3.82 (1,312 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.82 (1,312 ratings by Goodreads)

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A ragtag crew with forbidden magic must pull off an elaborate heist and stop a civil war in An Illusion of Thieves, a fantasy adventure from Cate Glass.

In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence.

Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life--and the price is her banishment.

Now back in Beggar's Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she'll have to rely on newfound allies--a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 133 x 210 x 24mm | 297g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250311004
  • 9781250311009
  • 507,249

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An Illusion of Thieves drew me in with its clever, resourceful heroine and delightful supporting cast, and kept me turning pages with forbidden magic, intrigue, and a smart and daring magical caper. I can't wait for more!" --Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage

A treat of a story that starts off with a bang, and builds to a superb finish. Characters, setting, tension, Glass delivers that rare read that delivers on all counts. --Janny Wurts

Intrigue and skullduggery abound in this great new read, full of misfits, betrayal, forbidden sorcery, and unexpected friendships. --Curtis Craddock

Political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents...with a Mission Impossible vibe. --Booklist

Very tense and twisty [with] a world that feels broad and deep and believable... seriously compelling. --Locus
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About Cate Glass

CATE GLASS was born and raised in Texas, and now resides in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her husband and three sons. She is the author of the Chimera novels (An Illusion of Thieves).
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1,312 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 23% (304)
4 45% (589)
3 24% (320)
2 6% (79)
1 2% (20)
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