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Child of the Night Guild

(Queen of Thieves #1)

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Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Dragonblade Publishing
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Dianne
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Andy Peloquin will leave you breathless! When that last page came, I was set to start over just keep this tale going. Andy Peloquin’s CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD is going to rock your world!

Viola was just a small child when she became the
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Shauni
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was heartwrenching. The main character goes through so much at the hands of supposed teachers and peers, I found myself cheering on her brutal revenge. While I enjoyed the plot and will continue reading the series, it is not for everyone. There are several intense scenes of violence and one scene of sexual assault that were difficult to get through. But throughout the story, there is an overall message of strength and conquering any hardship. The herione wins the reader's love by her u ...more
Dawn
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what to say about this book.
From beginning to end, it was an emotional rollercoaster. I've had my gut wrenched, my hopes raised, my heart torn, my anger induced... and all because of one small (her actual size - not the size of the part she plays) character who is crafted so simply and yet so thoroughly. If someone told me this story is largely fact, I would believe them.
Book 2 is out later this year... I may just have recovered by then.
Astonishing.
C.T. Phipps
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
4/5

CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD is the first novel in the Night Guild series by Andy Peloquin. It deals with a concept I've always loved in fantasy: the Thieves Guild. Before the mafia existed, the concept of an organized criminal underworld in Medieval times. Created in fantasy by Fitz Leiber, the Thieves Guild has been a mainstay of fantasy settings influenced by it like Dungeons and Dragons or Skyrim.

There's just something inherently interesting about the professional cut-purse, burglar, pick-poc
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Garrison Kelly
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Viola’s father can’t pay off his loan from the Night Guild, he has no choice but to sell her into servitude. Under the tutelage of the insanely cruel Master Velvet, Viola is put through a battery of painful and exhausting tests under the threat of being murdered, starved, and/or tortured for failure. She, along with eleven other child students, are given new names and are told to forget everything about their past, which they do. In this dark fantasy hybrid of Pink Floyd the Wall and Full M ...more
Joshua Grant
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Andy Peloquin’s Child of the Night Guild is like a gritty Robin Hood filled with action and feeling. A girl is sold into slavery, forced to join the Night Guild and become a master thief, but she is destined to become so much more. This book was beautifully emotional and didn’t pull any punches. I can’t wait to see where the series goes next!
Russell Proctor
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andy Peloquin isn’t afraid of a challenge. He likes his fantasy to explore the darker side of human nature, and with his book Child of the Night Guild (Book One in the Queen of Thieves series), he has certainly done that. His story about an innocent girl transformed through brutal training into a thief and killer is a gripping read all the way. This is partly because it’s a damn good story. The other reason is that, like his heroine, Peloquin successfully tackles a number of challenges many auth ...more
Toneye Eyenot
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
10 out of 5 stars – Andy Peloquin is Master
This was a reading experience like no other. After reading his Last of the Bucelarii books, it was clear to me that Andy Peloquin is a master of his craft, and then came this. Set in the same world, Child of the Night Guild is the beginning of a new series and oh what a way to kick it off! A frail and helpless young girl, sold to the Night Guild by her father at the tender age of eight, Viola loses her identity from the start. Thrust into a world where
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C.T. Phipps
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: grimdark, fantasy
4/5

CHILD OF THE NIGHT GUILD is the first novel in the Night Guild series by Andy Peloquin. It deals with a concept I've always loved in fantasy: the Thieves Guild. Before the mafia existed, the concept of an organized criminal underworld in Medieval times. Created in fantasy by Fitz Leiber, the Thieves Guild has been a mainstay of fantasy settings influenced by it like Dungeons and Dragons or Skyrim.

There's just something inherently interesting about the professional cut-purse, burglar, pick-poc
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Lana
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andy Peloquin presents us with another epic grimdark fantasy series to which this book is the first, and in which we are introduced to our heroine, who we get to meet as a vulnerable puny child who has just lost her beloved mother and baby sister, and been betrayed and sold off by her father, in order to pay his debts to the night guild. She is forced to suffer deprivation and abuse for many years as she is trained to forget who she ever was, and to be prepared to be forged into a night guild ap ...more
Donna Capodelupo
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't remember the last time I have been so enthralled by a character as I am with Viola/Seven/Ilanna.
Andy Peloquin's Child of the Night Guild grabbed me by the throat and the heart and wouldn't let go.
Viola's growth as a character, the tension and suspense in the story and the compelling world that the author creates combine to make this an unforgettable read.
My heart sank when I came to the last page, then soared again when I discovered Ilanna's story will continue in Books 2 and 3.
Just on
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Patrick Hodges
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

I read a lot of YA, and I like it when the heroines are strong and tough, and they don't come much tougher than the main character of this book, who after several name changes is known as Ilanna. Of course, few heroines' stories start as early in life as hers does.

After the death of her mother, Ilanna's drunken father sells her to the Night Guild, where she is rigorously (and brutally) trained from the age of eight to become a thief. Surrounded at all times by boys and grown m
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Tiffany Landers
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a rarity that a book leaves me speechless, unsure if I'll be able to give the story its proper and most deserving credit. Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin has done just that to me. I've been ruminating over how to give this beyond phenomenal story its due. Child of the Night Guild took me completely by surprise. This is the first book I've read by Andy Peloquin and it most definitely will not be my last. I will read everything he publishes in the future. The reason I picked up this ...more
Audrey
This story is emotional in many parts and it does play with your heart. The author certainly isn't afraid of killing off favourite characters, so be prepared. Love the main character Ilanna, though for such a young thing she certainly goes through a lot. Hope she gets a break in the next book.

The story development is good, there are twists and turns and some interesting characters. A little more character development might help.

Certainly recommend this story. Go for it.

4.25 stars
Heather
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listening on Audible as part of the Queen of Thieves trilogy. Narrated by Rebecca McKernan.

I’ve been watching this author for a while now, but this is my first book. I’m already listening to book #2, but wanted to share a few thoughts here first. This book covers the childhood Viola and her entry into and initial training of the Night Guild. The Night Guild is a thieves guild in the city of Praamis. Children are brought there – for whatever reasons, (orphans, children sold by parents to pay debt
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Eileen Dandashi
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A Read of Suspense, Fear, Grit and the Will to Survive

Okay.  This read is not for the weak of heart.  I’ve got to tell you, it was time I retired for the evening and the last hour of the read is upon me. I lay in bed for one hour, trying to figure out how this story would end.  I really tried to sleep, but crawled out of bed at 12:45 a.m., wrapped myself in a blanket and finished the book!  I just had to do it.  I couldn’t sleep otherwise, and then I still had a time of it, since this book does
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E.M. Whittaker
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Elizabeth  Knight
Wow just wow

I hardly ever hand out a 5 star review unless I am truly impressed and let me tell you... you will not be disappointed with this read. I cannot wait to devour the next book. First off, to the author - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for making book 1 of this series feel like an actual ending and not feel like you stopped in the middle of the story just to stretch it out into a series as some authors tend to do. There’s so many things I can hardly collect my thoughts but I like how t
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Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This new offering by the author of the Last Bucelarii series took me by storm - literally. I could hardly put it down. From the opening chapter, where a small, frightened child is brutally enslaved to the bittersweet, but so appropriate ending, there is not a dull moment in this wonderful book.

It's not for me to give out any spoilers to lessen the impact for other lucky readers, who will encounter it for the first time, but suffice it to say that it is packed with gritty, fast-moving action and
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Taylor
Oct 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
My god, am (was) I reading the same book everyone else was? First, the language. This book has some of the most stilted language I've ever read. People DO NOT TALK LIKE THIS. Example, when the main character asks another why a member of his clan within the thieves guild trains with another clain:
"But what about you? Why are you, a Scorpion, training with the Hounds." Say that out loud. Yeah, not how people talk.

Or the section where a crow flew into a nearby tree and "mocking voice shattered the
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Angela
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

“Stand tall, my flower, no matter what. Always keep your head up.”

Child Of The Night Guild is the first book in the Queen of Thieves series by Andy Peloquin. The story is a sensational fantasy that is quite dark, gut-wrenching, emotive and yet undeniably enthralling. It has plenty of action, adventure, drama, and heart-in-your- mouth moments.
We are introduced to Viola who has just turned eight years old. She has recently lost her mother and baby sister due to illness- and her emotionally
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Jessica Squires
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I listened to this on Audible and I am just stunned at how delightful this story was.
Let me start off by this review took me 2 days just to write. This was such an amazing book I had to really really think about what I wanted to say to really give credit to such a work of art. This book will catch you and keep you begging for more. I was captivated from the first few words and that never stopped throughout the whole story.

Andy Peloquin has created the most amazing world. By far it has quickly re
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Rita
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sandra Streeting
If you are looking for a good read; a dramatically good read. One which makes you want to cry one moment, and cheer the next; well then, you are looking at the right book.
Not only will this book take you on emotional roller coaster ride, but it picks you up, carrying you along on a wave of pure excitement from start to finish.
As the first in the series, it has made a great start. The plot is really good and you can really get your teeth into it. The drama and intensity it carries is extraordin
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Teresa
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: Child of the Night Guild
Author: Andy Peloquin, Narrated by Rebecca McKernan
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
ISBN: B07W95DS9M
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Child-Night-Gu...
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Blurb:
Queen of Thieves 1
"They killed my parents. They took my name. They imprisoned me in darkness. I would not be broken."

Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for g
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W. Lance
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Roxana
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, ibbb
Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin was by far an interesting and surprising read.  

I love reading about strong willed female characters. Strong determined girls that turn into even stronger determined women.  

We meet Viola under dark and interesting circumstances. She's roughly 8 years old and her life has dramatically changed- for the worst. She finds herself in the clutches of the Night Guild – an organization that prides itself in having the best thieves, poisoners and so forth. While
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Erica Fish
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin is a heart pounding story starts off with a little girl Viola who does not understand where and why she is at this dark place. It is the Night Guild territory she finds herself in. She is confused and frightened. She is scared at what this place is and what is happening to her. The Night Guild is a network of thieves, bounty hunters, and messengers. They provided people with assistance and expect to be paid for their assistance.

Viola, Seven, or Ilana is
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Vicky
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Child of the Night Guild, Queen of Thieves Book 1, by Andy Peloquin
5 out of 5 stars

Are you looking for a book to read that will keep you up past your bed time? Look no further then this fast paced suspense book, with so many twists and turns you will see and feel their pain, fears and triumphs!
Sold into the Night Guild, a very young, frightened girl and several young boys, stripped of their identity and given numbers for their new names, will need to learn how to survive and who to trust.
The on
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Erin
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a rollercoaster. I cheered, I felt anxious, I swore (a lot), I got angry, I plotted revenge, I sniffled, and I plotted some more. Reading this novel was all kinds of exhausting but I'm so glad I did.

I loved the dark underworld that Andy created and the Night Guild whose houses are known by the animal they embody. The language and vocabulary of each character suites them perfectly and every time I read a conversation I found my mind creating a voice to match the speaker. It was gre
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Lesia Connelley
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andy Peloquin is a new to me author but after this book , he is a "read everything he writes" author now. Child of the Night Guild is a different kind of book for me. I hated "Seven's" father from the start. How can you sell a child for your own drunkeness? Master Velvet is a very shifty creature that believes if he threatens and starves a child that they will obey. Well, it worked with Seven- a little girl that has lost her Momma and Baby Rose and her father sells her to The Night Guild, to pay ...more
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