Vow of thieves

Mary Pearson

Book - 2019

"Vow of Thieves is the thrilling sequel to Dance of Thieves, set in the same world as Mary E. Pearson's New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles. Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them - the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor's Watch will be a kingdom, and Kazi and Jase will meet all challenges side by side, together at last. But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and they soon find themselves capt...ured in a tangled web of deceit woven by their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies, a place where betrayals run deeper and more deadly than either had thought possible, and where timeless ambitions threaten to destroy them both"--FantasticFiction.com.

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Romance fiction
Fantasy fiction
New York : Henry Holt and Company 2019.
First edition
Physical Description
484 pages ; 24 cm
Main Author
Mary Pearson (author)
Review by Booklist Review

This breathtaking sequel to Dance of Thieves (2018) delivers on the ominous promise made in its predecessor's final pages. Having reached happy arrangements both politically and romantically, soldier-thief Kazi of Brightmist and outlaw leader Jase Ballenger return to the Ballengers' independent kingdom of Tor's Watch only to find it under siege. Within moments, Jase is shot and Kazi captured, and their bright hopes for the future have slipped away. Separated, each not knowing the fate of the other, Kazi and Jase find themselves navigating two very different, treacherous worlds and facing down an enemy they never saw coming. Like Dance of Thieves, this sequel delivers layers of political intrigue and twist after twist; while Jase and Kazi spend much of the book apart and readers may miss their banter, this second volume improves upon its predecessor when it comes to pacing, and both its stakes and its villain are even more ominous. The two volumes work most effectively as a pair the seeds for this book were planted skillfully throughout the first, but it is here that they take glorious root. Fans of Pearson's Remnant Chronicles will be tuning in, but by now, Kazi and Jase will have surely won hearts of their own.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2019 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up--In this sequel to Dance of Thieves, Kazi and Jase are together and in love. But while returning home to Tor's Watch, they are brutally attacked and separated, not knowing if the other is still alive. Kazi is kept prisoner and forced by the king to renounce Jase. Jase has been badly hurt and may not survive; his lands have been usurped by the king, and his family is in hiding. Will the two be able to overcome this evil threat to their kingdom? Multiple perspectives in alternating chapters add depth to this richly detailed novel. Karissa Vacker narrates the chapters from Kazi's point of view, James Patrick Cronin performs Jase's chapters, and the resonant voice of Ann Marie Lee introduces each chapter with a character quote. The narrators do an excellent job reading both male and female characters. Vacker's mesmerizing voice seduces listeners into Kazi's life, while Cronin has a more upbeat approach to his narrative. The action-packed sequences are read with suspense and excitement and will keep listeners on the edge of their seats all the way to the thrilling conclusion. VERDICT Give this to high fantasy fans, admirers of Mary E. Pearson's "Remnant Chronicles" series, and, of course, Dance of Thieves devotees.--Julie Paladino, formerly with East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC

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Jase and Kazi (from Dance of Thieves, rev. 11/18) are on their way back to Hell's Mouth with news that Tor's Watch is to be recognized as a kingdom and that Jase's family, the Ballengers, are outlaws no more. Nevertheless, Kazi is nervous about being accepted by the Ballengers as Jase's beloved, considering she had staged his capture previously, but the couple never gets the chance to deliver this news. They are attacked as they approach; Jase manages to flee, while Kazi is taken captive and thrown into prison. Without knowledge of each other's fate, Jase and Kazi separately work through palace intrigues and battle scenes to defeat their devious, cunning enemies and achieve a happy reunion. As good as the first volume was, in many ways this one is even better. The pacing is brisker, certain characters and incidents from the previous installment take on increased significance here, and fantasy readers will welcome magic's more prominent role. While Pearson has successfully written for a YA audience in several different genres, this particular brand of romance, adventure, and fantasy-distinguished by strong female characters and cohesively layered world-building-arguably suits her best, as fans of this duology and of the Remnant Chronicles (The Kiss of Deception, rev. 7/14, and sequels) will likely agree. Jonathan Hunt November/December 2019 p.94(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review by Kirkus Book Review

Kazi and Jase's trials continue in the sequel to Dance of Thieves (2018).Elite soldier (and skilled thief) Kazi and Jase Ballenger, new head of his dynastic family, are madly in love and arriving back at Jase's home of Tor's Watch after a productive meeting with the Queen of Venda. They have good news for Jase's people and are eager to share it, but a reunion with his family is not to be: A power-hungry schemer has taken over Tor's Watch. He has years of simmering resentment fueling his rage, not to mention a band of mercenaries at his command. And now he has Kazi. Jase must rally his allies to bring down a truly vile and cunning villain, but don't count Kazi out. She has a few tricks up her sleeve, although an old enemy lurks in the shadows. Readers unfamiliar with the first volume might get a bit lost, but those who like their fantasy dark, dark, dark will be thrilled, because there will be blood-buckets of it. Kazi and Jase's every victory is hard won and their loyalty to each other, their family, and the people who depend on them never wavers. Pearson throws in lots of crowd-pleasing twists along with brutal, unflinching battle scenes and oodles of intrigue. Most main characters assume a white default.A smashing, satisfying adventure. (Fantasy. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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