Source: provided by the author for review
Date read: September 26, 2018
1. Race of Thieves - Paperback | Kindle
2. Reign of Monsters
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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.Thoughts on Race of Thieves: Flat out, everybody needs a Vex in their life. EVERYBODY. A person who unconditionally supports you even when you're about to do the most bone-headed thing on the planet? YASSSSSS!
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.
But this isn't all about Cage's BFF and personal cheerleading team (although he's still aces in my book!). Nope. This is about a wanna-be hero and the task he's, uhh, tasked with to become the, err, hero he wants to be. Okay, that sentence took a turn that, while completely accurate, ended up all over the place.
Anywho. Cage. Shatter Cage. He's already got the hero name. Now he just has to build a following and do SOMETHING to get noticed by the higher ups. Or, you know, the hero he hero-worships. *cue dramatic music*
So. Cage. His former lady friend. Some enchanted underpants. THE RACE IS ON, MY FRIENDS. And, as always, things are batshit crazy in the Decentverse. As one expects it to be.