Literature: The Spirit Thief
The Spirit Thief
"First rule of dungeons," he said with a wry grin, "don't pin all your hopes on a gullible door."
is the first of a series of books by Rachel Aaron detailing the exploits of one Eli Monpress, a wizard and a Gentleman Thief
. He is introduced having been captured by the realm of Mellinor, which by ancient tradition bans wizards from the land, and escaping by convincing the door to free itself from the tyranny of nails
, hence the page quote. It then transpires that this is part of a scheme to kidnap the king of Mellinor and ransom him for a modest sum of cash, plus a truly huge pledge to his bounty should he ever be caught. However, it turns out that the king has a long-lost brother who is less than eager to see him returned to take the throne, and a Spiritualist from the Spirit Court has been dispatched to apprehend Eli before he further besmirches the reputation of wizards. And that's just the first book.
The series is composed of five books: The Spirit Thief
, The Spirit Rebellion
, The Spirit Eater
, (which have all been published in an omnibus edition titled The Legend Of Eli Monpress
), The Spirit War
and Spirit's End
. There is also a short story titled Spirit's Oath
centering around an adventure of Miranda's before the series starts.
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