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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Book Review: Race of Thieves (Artifact Hunters Book 1) by SM Reine

Race of Thieves (Artifact Hunters Book 1)
by SM Reine
September 30, 2018
Pages: 189
You’d never know that Shatter Cage is a were-squirrel by looking at him. Between fake fire charms and his impenetrable confidence, everyone believes he’s the phoenix he claims to be.

The lie is a necessary part of his branding. He’s determined to become a Hero, blessed by the Oracles and venerated by legions of followers. For now, he’s just one more thief slinging magical artifacts on the black market, hoping for infamy to strike like lightning. But he’s never going to become canonized if Gutterman, demon and loan shark, gets his pound of flesh from Cage first.

A job offer from the biggest Hero cult in America lights a path to fame—and enough money to repay Gutterman. Unfortunately, Cage’s ex-girlfriend, Brigid Byrne, wants the job as bad as he does. Whoever steals an artifact named Nábrók will be hired. And Brigid doesn’t mind kidnapping, poisoning, and back-stabbing Cage to win…

The race of thieves is on. And Cage is bent on scoring Nábrók before all his bad decisions catch up with him.

Shatter Cage wants to be a Hero that is blessed by the Oracles, so he lies about his species and claims to be a were-phoenix instead of a were-squirrel. Through charms, confidence and just plain luck Cage uses his phoenix persona to be one of the best thieves around. When he receives a job offer from his favorite Hero cult, the lure of the money he needs to pay off his debts and to be part of a cult that has always been his dream there is no way he can say no.

Cage is a funny guy with a very original personality. His passion to steal things, love Brigid and be a hero only adds to his charm. This is a much different story than we are used to from Reine but just as good. Pay attention when you read, and you might find hints to past characters that may give you an idea of where some of her future books may be headed.

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About the Author:
Hi everyone! My name is Sara, and I'm the New York Times Bestselling Author of urban fantasy known as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). You can usually find me writing on my treadmill desk at 2am whilst listening to dubstep. Yes, dubstep.

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