A Theft of Swords: By Michael J. Sullivan

A Theft of Swords: By Michael J. Sullivan

Zoey Holmquist-Kuhn, Writer

We begin in a forest, there is brush across the path, blocking the way out. Figures in the dark surround on all sides. They string their bows, raise their swords and ask for gold. Hadrian is frustrated, he told Royce this would happen if they weren’t careful. He begins to talk, it seems he is trying to persuade the robbers to just take some things and leave them alone. But, he doesn’t seem scared, only careful. Royce says nothing, he is smaller with his hood up in the darkness so no one can see his face, imposing. Eventually, Hadrian persuades the robbers to go about their business, convincing them that they don’t need to steal and giving them tips for their further stealing endeavors. It turns out, Hadrian and Royce are experienced thieves themselves, they weren’t really scared, and they wouldn’t have let the inexperienced thieves in the forest steal their things. They knew they could have dealt with them easily. 

This epic story of adventure, confusion and humor makes for an incredibly entertaining read. There are kings and princes, thieves and monks and one crafty wizard who started it all. Though the many conversations between characters might become slightly confusing, it will all come together to create a fascinating adventure you will surely remember. This self published novel combines humor, adventure, magic and thievery in a perfect balance making a story that you can’t possibly not get hooked on. Save yourself lots of time to read this book, you won’t be able to put it down.