The Northern Sunrise

The Northern Sunrise The Northern Sunrise is a stand alone book by the author of The Ties that Bind trilogy Set in a new world of corruption deceit and thievery mixing magical fantasy and alchemy punk with a healthy smat

  • Title: The Northern Sunrise
  • Author: Rob J. Hayes
  • ISBN: 9780957666832
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Northern Sunrise is a stand alone book by the author of The Ties that Bind trilogy Set in a new world of corruption, deceit and thievery mixing magical fantasy and alchemy punk with a healthy smattering of airshippery There comes a point in every thief s life where one has to take stock of all that they have achieved We have stolen almost everything there is worthThe Northern Sunrise is a stand alone book by the author of The Ties that Bind trilogy Set in a new world of corruption, deceit and thievery mixing magical fantasy and alchemy punk with a healthy smattering of airshippery There comes a point in every thief s life where one has to take stock of all that they have achieved We have stolen almost everything there is worth stealing Prince Henri s Jadefire ring, the Marquisse d Bola s collection of prized toy soldiers, Elize Gion s Living Autumn, the very first airship schematic, and who could forget we definitely made off with Baron Rivette s pride.The trick, I find, is not to break in No The trick is to convince the mark to invite you in.

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    1. I'm a huge fan of Rob J. Hayes' writing. I am waiting with anticipation for his Ties That Bind books to return to print as I maintain they are some of the best grimdark fantasy which has come out in the past few years and the best produced by Ragnarok Publications. So, when I heard he was working on a second series, I was intrigued and immediately picked up a copy.The premise of the novel was surprising as it's a steampunk fantasy version of Regency Europe. It avoids the usual Medieval fantasy s [...]

    2. I loved this book. As the title suggests, it's about a thief (two, actually), and a good thief adventure always makes me happy.Our heroes, Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier, are a pair of skilled con artists, pick-pockets, and burglars. They're also delightful to listen to. Everything is going well for them until they find themselves against their will in a dangerous long-con by a man they do not trust to let them live when it's all said and done.The world-building is a lot of fun. Very steampu [...]

    3. Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic ANALYSIS: After reading Rob J. Hayes’ debut effort, I was suitably impressed. With this tale being a standalone and specifically not related to his previous trilogy, I was wondering how this effort would turn out be.Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou are two consummate thieves who have accomplished several different sorts of heists and larceny. Their most recent efforts have them squarely in the sights of Renard Daron, the shadow conceiller to the king o [...]

    4. (A bigger, prettier review of this book can be found here, on my blog)This story follows Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou, lovers and thieves who, at the beginning of the tale are executing their greatest heist of all with plans to retire. They buy a small house and settle down only to be visited by Renard Daron, the Shadow Conceiller to the king, who has not only frozen all of their bank accounts, but has taken possession of everything they own. The only way that they can get everything back [...]

    5. I'm a huge fan of Rob J. Hayes' writing. I am waiting with anticipation for his Ties That Bind books to return to print as I maintain they are some of the best grimdark fantasy which has come out in the past few years and the best produced by Ragnarok Publications. So, when I heard he was working on a second series, I was intrigued and immediately picked up a copy. The premise of the novel was surprising as it's a steampunk fantasy version of Regency Europe. It avoids the usual Medieval fantasy [...]

    6. Full review over at Fantasy Book CriticANALYSIS: After reading Rob J. Hayes’ debut trilogy, I was suitably impressed. With this tale being a standalone and specifically not related to his previous trilogy, I was wondering how this effort would turn out be.Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou are two consummate thieves who have accomplished several different sorts of heists and larceny over a period of time. Their most recent efforts have them squarely in the sights of Renard Daron, the Shadow Co [...]

    7. I had lots of fun with this book. There are some issues, but I don't care as they had no impact on my enjoyment of the book. The two main characters are lovely and their relationship is really fun. This is flintlock fantasy with a pinch of steampunk, but the worldbuilding doesn't feed the plot all that much. I believe many readers will enjoy this. The plot itself isn't the main star here, the characters are, and the pacing is excellent. The book does need another round of editing and there are s [...]

    8. This is a fun heist caper with duels and romance. My rating 4.5.Isabel and Jacques are lively and engaging characters, adventurous and creative thieves. The couple were all set to retire in comfort with the spoils of their biggest and ‘last’ heist. Then one night they find intruders in their new home. They are confronted by a mysterious, supposedly cripple man and his male and female body guards or goons. The man is the king’s shadow councilor who has frozen all of Jacques and Isabel’s a [...]

    9. A pleasant, quick read featuring lovable, clever thieves. The relationship between Jacques and Isabel is easily the best part of this book. They have history, which Hayes is able to convey well; their banter is endearing and clever, never stale; and they love each other and are equally committed to the other, a fact that is never seriously in doubt. I enjoyed watching how they transitioned from themselves to their assumed characters, how they developed their schemes, and how they worked under pr [...]

    10. Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou are thieves, they are the best in the business and have accomplished pretty amazing heists. Nothing compares to their last one, which they did so that they could retire in comfort. One day a man named Renard Daron approached them and said that he had frozen their bank account and assets and the only way to get them back was to do a job for him. They have no choice but to accept.Plot wise, this isn't exactly action packed, but it moves along at a good pace. It w [...]

    11. The heist theme I guess draw parallels to Scott Lynch, but the big takeaway for me was how Rob J. Hayes was able to deliver on a book completely different from his first trilogy.I enjoyed The Ties that Bind, but it kinda felt needlessly deflating. Safe to say The Northern Sunrise does not share the same fate. This was a nice, little pace-turner aided by two likeable main characters in Jacques and Isabel. The twists are nothing earth-shattering, but the witty dialogue, composed plot, and excellen [...]

    12. A breezy, fun heist romp with likeable characters. The short length means that you're not getting anything super-in-depth, but there's enough personality to both the characters and the worldbuilding that it doesn't feel flat or underdeveloped. Would probably be great for a lighter "palate-cleansing" sort of read after something heavier.

    13. Ooops, forgot to review! Suffice to say, I really enjoyed this Second Republic/fin de siecle flavoured steampunky heist tale. It's quite a departure from the author's other books, but he really pulls off the the language (including witty banter), the worldbuilding, the manners and mannerisms, and the intricate plotting. It was great to read a book that was this much fun, and I'd heartily recommend it. If you aren't sold on it by the end of the first chapter, I don't know what to say to you.

    14. This book is very different from the Ties that Bind debut Trilogy in the sense that it’s neither dark or violent, but it is just as gripping and contains characters that I once again found easy to identify with and caring deeply for their fates. The story has a Steam Punk feel to it with the addition of a bit of alchemy. Fans of Chris Wooding’s Ketty Jay series will enjoy the mention of Golems within the Northern Sunrise’s plotline.The story follows the lives of con-artist couple Jacques a [...]

    15. I received this book as part of a give-away competition.Although I haven't read much in this specific sub-genre, I think it's fairly safe to say that this is a steampunk book (the airships sort of gave it away). Alchemy, which I'm not entirely sure on if it is only chemistry or technology in general, is a strong interest of Jacques Revou, one of the two main characters.The main characters themselves, Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou, are a pair of thieves who specialise in robbing the nobilit [...]

    16. A jolly good read but quite different to Rob J. Hayes' previous offerings. This is fantasy more along the steam-punk lines. It was a very compelling read, the characters draw you in just like in his previous books and the plot has some interesting quirks (I love the oozes!). The story was most enjoyable and is set in a romantic, period-style setting. I'm not a fan of period drama as such but this had enough modernity and fantasy that it didn't matter. Unlike Rob J. Hayes' previous trilogy this i [...]

    17. I received this as part of a Good reads giveaway.This was my first Rob Hayes novel and I was very impressed. The book feels very contemporary and I'm sure will draw comparisons with the likes of Scott Lynch with its tale of likeable 'hero' thieves compelled to help the stories villain There wasn't a lot wrong with the book its a good page turner with interesting characters and a couple of sub plots my only issue was that it felt unoriginal in today's fantasy climate and the story has probably be [...]

    18. Rob J. Hayes proves himself to be as adept at writing a fun heist novel as he is at writing the darker adventure fantasy of "The Ties That Bind" series. Elements of steampunk and alchemical science provide the fantasy backdrop to what is, at heart, a love story wrapped in a thieves tale. It reminded me of a less violent Scott Lynch story, which is unfair, since this is uniquely Rob J. Hayes. I'd absolutely read a 2nd volume if there is one. If not, it was an enjoyable standalone.

    19. i loved Rob's 1st trilogy: dark and twisted like i like all things:)is book, while very different, kept me pleasantly entertained. if you want a book report on the thing, check reviews below. someone always obliges!

    20. 3.5*A fun and easy to read heist story, that shows that Rob J. Hayes can write an interesting story, that is not set in a grim dark world full of psychopaths and violence. He really has a knack of writing interesting characters to carry the story.A good, short standalone read for in between.

    21. Is it steampunk if zeppelins are present in the storyhard to say.Decent story with fairly well developed characters.

    22. An enjoyable crime romp with some delightful characters and a decent setting. A step up from his first series of books in terms of writing and plot creation.

    23. Enjoyed a lot. Main 2 characters made great lovable rogues . Good as stand alone tale but also could have made good part 1 of longer story.

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