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Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.

But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable - and dangerous - object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp. Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels...more
Mass Market Paperback, 409 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Angry Robot (first published September 24th 2012)
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Ubiquitousbastard
Not a whole lot of actual thieving in this one, but I guess that's to be expected. I never really got all that absorbed in this book, probably because I don't really care about any of the characters, and the plot itself wasn't all that interesting. I suppose there were a few unexpectedly good parts, but they were only a few, and not enough to get me invested in the plot. I guess what this book has going for it is that is has a pretty good flow, and the middle might have actually been the best pa...more
Elspeth
I just can't get into this right now, I am going to have to try later.
Rrain
While there are certain aspects of the worldbuilding in this series that I really appreciate, this time Easie Damasco's criminal incompetence and dumb luck weren't as charming to me, and with Saltlick and Estrada being sidelined for most of the novel, it just didn't do a lot for me. Add to that the casual chauvinism (called out and yet reinforced by the text) and the always-unpleasant use of 'fat' as synonymous with 'evil' on several occasions, and this wasn't a particularly enjoyable outing for...more
Mieneke
Earlier this year Angry Robot published the first tale of Easie Damasco's adventures, Giant Thief . It was a story that I unabashedly enjoyed, as it was a fun romp with some excellent protagonists. At the time I was pleased to discover that the second book in the series was due to be released later in the year. Cue October and the second book Crown Thief has now been released and I'm pleased to report it is as much fun as the first book and answers some of the questions and complaints I had with...more
Rebecca Lovatt
First off, before beginning the review of this novel I want to say a couple of things. One, I made a bit of a mistake when getting this book to review as I didn’t realize it was a sequel — so some of what I say may not be entirely correct. Second, there is a possibility for there to be spoilers in this review. So, just a bit of a warning for anyone who hasn’t read the first book (Giant Thief by David Tallerman)

Tallerman’s Crown Thief is an engaging, fast paced and riveting tale. Jumping right in...more
Jaime
I love a swashbuckling story. I love a story where giants and magic exist. I love a story of a criminal, who really became what they are to survive uses their bad skills to bring down evil. So I should have loved this story. I didn’t.

I did not read the first book in the story, I did not feel lost. But I did feel left out. Strong relationship’s had been established, and although things were sort of explained through out the book it wasn’t enough for the new reader to catch up. As I read the revie...more
Hannah
I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Angry Robot!

I enjoyed Crown Thief significantly more than I did Giant Thief; where the first installment faltered in terms of execution and was all about Easie on the run and little else, this second book improves by leaps and bounds. Easie is still on the run, but this time he's less of a bystander than he is an actual part of the proceedings. Throw in some much needed character development, higher...more
James
So, Crown Thief, what did I think? Not much if I'm honest. It kind of just did it's job - entertained me for a little while. It wasn't particularly stand out, wasn't particularly poor, wasn't particularly anything... Two and a half Stars.

Plot : Two Stars

Meh. I don't know what to say. Starting in from where the last book left off, this book moves forward at its own pace. Strangely enough though Tellerman quickly sheds us of two main characters - Saltlick and Estrada - leaving us with Easie and A...more
Phobos
With a second installment in the adventures of petty thief and irascible rascal Easie Damasco comes some extra depth, a larger cast and more intricate plotting, but also slightly fewer laughs and a little too much repetition. Crown Thief picks up exactly where the first book - Giant Thief - left off, as the main trio, Easie, mayor Marina Estrada and giant Saltlick are joined by hulking hero Lunto Alvantes and set off to retrace their steps back to their respective homes. Naturally, their adventu...more
K.zsi
About the main character:
Easie character still good, still funny, and i think he is reasonable enough. He went threw an expectabel characterisation, but not too much, he is trying to help, but not headlessly. He is not a man who's willing to go against a hundred man, kill them all than brake the door just to save a princess, but he is a man who's willing to go at the backdoor, knock on it, and help people, giants and everyone.

I recommend this book. It made me laugh (not aloud, but a big smile)...more
Adam Drew
This sequel to _Giant Thief_ is a light, fun, ridiculous romp which will feel familiar to anybody who has ever rolled a twenty-sided die. Worth plunging into for the raw, silly thrill of it. It is reliant on the previous book to make sense, and ends on a cliffhanger, though, so be warned.
Karen Desmond
Not as gripping as the first in the series (less giants) but much more in the way of character development for Easie. Looking forward to the next one.
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David Tallerman is the author of the comic fantasy novels Giant Thief, Crown Thief and Prince Thief, as well as the absurdist steampunk graphic novel Endangered Weapon B: Mechanimal Science.

David's short science fiction, fantasy and horror has appeared in over fifty markets, including Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Bull Spec and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He can be found online at davidtallerman.co.uk a...more
More about David Tallerman...
Giant Thief Prince Thief: From the Tales of Easie Damasco (Tales of Easie Damasco #3) the way of the leaves Haunted: An Anthology of the Supernatural Endangered Weapon B: Mechanimal Science

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