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Thief of Shadows (The Saga of the Panther Book 1) Kindle Edition
As the Gypian Empire grinds its heel on the natives of Juut, Manwe the Panther strives to throw back his peoples’ oppressors from the shadowed corners of Tolivius, an archaic city ruled by the corrupt and wealthy. With only his blade, his wits, and an unshakable will, he risks life and love to fuel a rebellion.
Yet every shadow breeds darker things than even the Gypians can muster. Pushed to the limits of his skills, Manwe faces off with horrid shamans, ancient evils, and a cunning wizard who beguiles his mind and his heart. When every step is questioned, every decision doubted, he must steel himself with a harsh, unquestionable truth:
All revolutions begin in the dark.
- ASIN : B01BXLI6PA
- Publisher : Falstaff Books (March 1, 2016)
- Publication date : March 1, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1585 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 66 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,688,055 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #6,688 in LGBTQ+ Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #6,752 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #7,806 in Two-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
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The Gem of Acitus - Introduces the reader to the Panther's world, where his clan has been conquered by another clan and live on the edges of a far-flung empire. Being a thief of shadows, the Panther is out to steal the Gem of Acitus from some of the rich to sell to other rich folk. But the chamber he sneaks into has an unexpected occupant.
A Light in the Dark - Captured by a Sorcerer, Manwe is dragged to an ancient Centaur temple to extract a magical weapon - containing powerful and dark magic. His task is to retrieve it - "will I live once I do so?" he asks. His captor smiled.
By the Tears -At an orgy-party of the richest rich of his conquered city, the Panther slinks through to capture a prize and finds another thief targeting the same party. They have a thief-off challenge. Songs and slight-of-hand wow the rich targets until they run into a problem. Manwe's Sorcerer is part of the entertainment too, and he isn't happy.
Manwe is a thief. If that's all you are interested in, however, you are missing out. Manwe is a man with a mission. His people have recently
been taken over by another clan. He is agile, clever, and cares deeply for others.
I have not read a better fantasy novel that deals with same sex love with the compassion and sensitivity that it deserves. Manwe loves a man. He loses his lover to conquerors. He spends the rest of the novel trying to figure out how to steal a weapon or piece powerful enough to help his people be free again.
Of course, once he actually finds the ultimate weapon, he must consider the consequences of using it. Manwe's world is fascinating and well developed. There is a mysterious Centaur race that has vanished, possibly because of their own self-destructive weapons. Jay tantalizes readers into wishing he would tell more about Manwe's world and history. It is a fascinating place.
And what does one do when one's chief rival confesses to being in love with you? Especially when his kiss electrifies your toes?
Buy this book! You will not be disappointed.