I just loved this book! All of the characters were so much fun to read about, and multiple times I had to remind myself, "No, you can't talk to Ambrose. He's fictional." I felt as though I could actually hear their personalities. I also thought that the plot was wonderfully creative. I would recommend The Smoke Thieves to anyone who likes a good fantasy book. It's a little dark but otherwise really, really fun!
“The Smoke Thieves is a brilliant opening salvo in a new trilogy. Featuring five very different characters whose stories weave together in unexpected ways, this book is a rapid-fire read full of pulse-pounding action. The world-building feels effortless as Sally Green creates a land filled with brutal kings, demons, and political machinations. I was not ready to leave this world at the end of the first book and will be waiting very impatiently for the sequel!
— Carrie Deming, The Dog Eared Book, Palmyra, NY
Unforgiveable betrayals, devious motives, and forbidden love collide in the first installment of internationally bestselling author Sally Green's epic new fantasy series, perfect for Game of Thrones fans.
In a land tinged with magic and a bustling trade in an illicit supernatural substance, destiny will intertwine the fates of five players:
A visionary princess determined to forge her own path.
An idealistic solider whose heart is at odds with his duty.
A streetwise hunter tracking the most dangerous prey.
A charming thief with a powerful hidden identity.
A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his kingdom.
Their lives intersect with a stolen bottle of demon smoke. As war approaches, they must navigate a tangled web of political intrigue, shifting alliances, and forbidden love in order to uncover the dangerous truth about the strangely powerful smoke that interwines their fates.
About the Author
Sally Green lives in Cheshire, England. She has had various jobs, but in 2010 she started writing a novel and that turned into a new career. She is the author of the Half Bad trilogy. She likes to run and most of her books feature a character who runs. Follow her on Twitter @Sa11eGreen.
“Sally Green’s The Smoke Thieves is full to overflowing with dark magic, marvelous mayhem, heart-stopping action, and delicious forbidden romance. I want more!”—Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms
“Hugely ambitious…. A rewarding read.” —The Times
"A YA Game of Thrones that pits power against love, conviction against convention."—Booklist
"A must-purchase."—School Library Journal
"The pieces that come together at the end are clearly only a part of a massive puzzle, teasing readers and ensuring a sequel." —BCCB Reviews
“Will hold readers rapt until the harrowing conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly
"Love, humor, politics, machinations, loyalty, violence, and magic swirl and shine in this fast-paced book that lovers of this genre will fall into and not want to climb out of." —School Library Connection