The Spirit Rebellion

The Spirit Rebellion : The Legend of Eli Monpress: Book 2

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Description

Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief.

He's also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job - and an opportunity to capture a certain thief.

Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous 'thief-proof' citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges? Except the Duke is one of the wealthiest men in the world, a wizard who rules his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with only one hobby: Eli.

It seems that everyone is hunting for Eli Monpress.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 195 x 310 x 128mm | 390g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 035650011X
  • 9780356500119
  • 529,693

About Rachel Aaron

Rachel Aaron was born in Atlanta, GA. After a lovely, geeky childhood full of books and public television, she gained a BA in English Literature from the University of Georgia. She currently lives in a 70s house-of-the-future in Athens, GA with her loving husband, overgrown library, and small, brown dog.
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Rating details

5,464 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
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4 48% (2,635)
3 20% (1,104)
2 2% (99)
1 0% (21)

Our customer reviews

This is just such a delightfully charming book. It's humour comes with a cheeky grin and it's a book that reminds you reading should be a pleasure not a duty. There aren't hidden layers to the plot (at least, not so far) but the story is solid and just starting to get going. However, if you haven't read book one, The Spirit Thief, you'll be missing out on the character development, this is definitely a follow on story. As this series progresses we're getting fed more titbits about Eli's background, just how it is that an obviously skilled wizard somehow managed to become a world famous thief, and in The Spirit Rebellion we get some insight into the thief side of things. Eli Montpress: the greatest thief in the world... Caught. Eli went along with it, grinning and waving as best he could with his shackled hands. He actually liked getting caught a great deal. People were always so excited. One of the things that make this so light and fun to read is the language, it's not many books that can casually throw "completely bollixed" into a sentence and not have it sound fake. However, plot wise, it's a fun but rather pointless romp, and was a little lacking in an emotional commitment. I adored the characters in the first book, so I continued to adore them. I found Eli didn't really develop at all, there was no expansion on his character, almost like Ms Aaron developed him as much as she's going to for the moment in the first book, and moved on to other characters. So Miranda got to grow as a person this round, and really started to come to life (although I would have loved to see more of Gin!). We also had Josef, Eli's swordsman, and Nico, Eli's demon, both get little life lessons that saw them grow into the role a little more, and hopefully we'll start to see some very interesting things from these two in the next book. Basically, The Spirit Rebellion was more plot driven than character driven, it's light, it's fun, it's entertaining and I thoroughly enjoyed it for what it was.show more
by Alison Sammes
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