Waiting on Wednesday: The Smoke Thieves

smoke thieves cover

The Smoke Thieves

Written by Sally Green

512 pages

Published by Penguin Random House

Publication date: 3rd May 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • I enjoyed the Half Bad trilogy from this author (Though didn’t like how the last book ended…)
  • Fantasy is my happy place – I love fantasy books!
  • The set-up of characters kind of reminds me of role-playing games such as Final Fantasy which I adore. I like it when you have a varied party (e.g. brawler, mage, thief, etc) so the princess, traitor, hunter and thief mentioned in this description got me interested straightaway.
  • I love politics in books, maneuvering for power and the effects of revolution, war and peace on the actions of people caught up in their wake. This looks like I will enjoy it!
  • Magic and, yet another gorgeous cover!

Has your interest been piqued by this book and the description?

Does it sound like the kind of book you might enjoy?

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See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here:  When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, StarfishThe Gloaming.

Read my review of Gilded Cage, Flower Moon, The Circus or The Hazel Wood

Thanks for reading!

49 Comments Add yours

  1. yesmoreblogs says:

    I want to read this book sounds good.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ve just been approved on Netgalley so planning to read it soon! Let me know what you think!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. yesmoreblogs says:

        I will see if I can get a copy from there. I really enjoy using netgalley.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Let me know what you think when you read it!

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  2. The cover is beautiful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think it;s going to have purple sprayed edges too so it will be a very pretty book!

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      1. That would be awesome! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      2. So many books now are like works of art on the outside and inside!


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