The Book of Thieves and the Joker’s Game

The Book of Thieves and the Joker’s Game by Summer Freisen takes readers to the magical world of Mysthia. It is a fantastic world, where people with magic decide everything. From status, to power and political influence, Emblems are everything. But what happens if someone is able to steal those precious emblems? Our main character Abell Araphel, is a young boy who is plunged into this magical world. Growing up in the streets of Florida, he is a normal kid, or so he thought. After the mysterious death of his father, he is left with more questions than answers. His friends, Ez and Cain, are not much help either. He discovers his own lineage and Emblem and is guilt-ridden that he has such an ability to steal other’s emblems. Initially, he uses it unknowingly, but as he discovers how his powers work, he goes on a perilous coming-of-age journey that will fascinate readers from beginning to end.

The story sets up a high level of intrigue with the magic and mystery in this story. I was filled with questions as the story progressed, many were answered, but not all. Why has the queen gone mad? Why won’t Abell’s friends tell him the history or his role? Why do they keep demeaning Abell saying he knows nothing, and then not providing information. Abell represents the readers, in that he is as uninformed as we are and we learn about the world through him. This is an enchanting story that feels like it has a deep backstory that is begging to be explored and I hope we get to explore more of it in future novels.

I really enjoyed the imaginative worldbuilding, there is so much creativity in this story, the magic, Mysthia and the culture, there is truly a unique world being built here that needs to be revealed further. My favorite scene was the one where Abell is thrown into the course by Gerogiana! It was gritty and great at the same time. My favorite character turned out to be Ginger, the tabby cat. A companion that accompanied Abell through thick and thin.

With a unique blend of magic and mystery it has all the elements that I love along with some surprising grisly scenes that were captivating. I look forward to reading the next book in the series because there are so many questions that are left unanswered, and I am intrigued to know more of Abell’s fate. The Book of Thieves and the Joker’s Game is a rousing fantasy story that will appeal to readers looking for an imaginative young adult adventure novel.

Pages: 194 | ASIN: B09B3W8ZHW

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