Magic of Thieves: Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 1 by C. Greenwood

Magic of Thieves: Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 1

By C. Greenwood

  • Release Date: 2012-12-28
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4
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From 517 Ratings
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Description

In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand.

But as Ilan matures, learns the skills of survival, and struggles to master the inherent magic of her dying race, danger is always close behind. When old enemies reappear and new friendships lead to betrayal, will her discovery of an enchanted bow prove to be Ilan’s final salvation or her ultimate downfall?

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When I was small, my mother taught me about the magickless—evil men who hunted our kind to destroy us. They came from across the water to steal the lands of our ancestors. Pretending to want peace, they enslaved us and sought to extinguish what they couldn’t possess, the one thing their harsh laws could never control. Our ancient powers. One day, my mother warned me, violence would shatter the safety of our home, and when that day came, we must fight. And we must win.

Reviews

  • Middle of the road review by Donnie Mayhem

    3
    By directordonnie
    It's not bad, but it's not fantastic yet. I'm hoping that things get better as the books continue own. Some very interesting ideas and plot points, but I kept wanting some more action or, at the very least, more conflict to keep the story moving at a driving pace. I kept waiting for something, anything to happen. I'm happy with the character development but would have love to see more, especially from, Ilad. The story is on her shoulders and she doesn't really do much. The author has created a time and place I find fascinating that reminds me of The Witches of Ealeanan meets The Hunger Games and Robin Hood is the creepy uncle. But it's entertaining. If I can afford to buy the second book, I'd be happy to read it. There's enough humor to keep things interesting, and with the end of the first book all of the characters are in flux. It will be interesting to see what happens from here.
  • Magic of Theives

    4
    By Scott11024
    Good book
  • The book is amazing!!

    5
    By hissiiwsi
    The books are amazing but they deleted the series. It’s only available for audio book
  • Fantastic!!!

    5
    By It is cool it be a mommy
    Great book for a fantasy book lover.
  • Book of thieves

    5
    By Kalejee
    It is an interesting reading a little slow for my taste fast paced is my norm but it is intriguing
  • Magic of thieves

    5
    By Silvermagi
    This book and the series is very entertaining and easy to read. Highly recommend it to all. Only negative comment is it appears to have been proofed by spellcheck which if the word is a real word, it is not the one that the author meant, it will pass the spellcheck. Words such as to, too, and two. Sometimes this can completely change the meaning of the sentence. Highly recommend this series.
  • Hooked

    5
    By Javanard
    It grabs you fast and before you know it you are hooked.
  • Magic of theves

    5
    By Scuba stv
    It was Awsome
  • Boring

    1
    By shmace
    Plotless and boring... It goes on forever and nothing ever happens.
  • Great book

    5
    By Razor99189
    Great book, great series, you will enjoy!!

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