‘Ooh-de-la-lay! Ooh-de-la-lay! Fortune tellers!’

This week, over at the Fantasy Review Barn, Nathan is taking us travelling once again through the tropes of fantasy.  This week the topic for discussion is:


Sure they may pocket things that don’t belong to them.  And yes, anything that can be wiggled loose isn’t really locked down and may be fair game to them.  And if they put half of their intelligence into legit trades instead of long cons they would probably be pillars of fantasyland’s community.  But damn it, some thieves are still good people.

  1. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch.  Yep the GBs had to make the list.  First and foremost.
  2. Six of Crows – another heist story by Leigh Bardugo with a very clever gang of characters
  3. The Palace Job by Patrick Weeks – just finished this one and it was highly entertaining – and, another heist job
  4. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish – Owl is a thief of antiquities – an Indiana Jones
  5. The Thief Who pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung – another recent read as part of my SPFBO – the clue is in the title
  6. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu – yes, you can call this a time salvager or somebody who goes back in the past to recover resources – but, basically it is stealing from the past.  Yes?
  7. Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp – mm, Saxon Tang may deal in antiquities, he may be successful and filthy rich – but he was involved in some dodgy deals in his bygone years!
  8. Drothe – Among thieves by Douglas Hulick.  Clue in the title.

Finally – you decide one of these – or maybe both – is a thief??

12 Responses to “‘Ooh-de-la-lay! Ooh-de-la-lay! Fortune tellers!’”

  1. proxyfish

    Haha great list! I’ve only actually read one of these! More books to look up and inevitably end on the monstrous TBR pile 😉

  2. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Biblo is deff a good thief 🙂

  3. jessicabookworm

    Gollum and Bilbo are both thieves however I don’t think Gollum is good but Bilbo is on my list 🙂

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It’s hardly surprising that these thieves would steal our hearts… 😉
    Good choices!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – Jean is my favourite of the lot of course.
      Lynn 😀

  5. mervih

    I also really enjoyed the Palace Job and just found out that it has two sequels already. Charish’s book looks very interestering.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Charish books are really good fun – great combination of archaeology, curses and mummies.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    *flails* OMG OMG OMG I’m reading Fifth House of the Heart right now and I’m LOVING it. It’s soooo fun!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s great isn’t it – can’t wait for your review of that.
      Lynn 😀

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