[ Reading ] ➶ Poison Dance Author Livia Blackburne – Sigilo.us

[ Reading ] ➶ Poison Dance Author Livia Blackburne – Sigilo.us
  • ebook
  • 57 pages
  • Poison Dance
  • Livia Blackburne
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 9781940584010

Poison DanceJames Is Skilled, Efficient, And Deadly, A Hired Blade Navigating The Shifting Alliances Of A Deteriorating Assassin S Guild Then He Meets Thalia, An Alluring But Troubled Dancing Girl Who Offers Him A Way Out If He Ll Help Her Kill A Powerful Nobleman With The Guild Falling Apart, It Just Might Be Worth The Risk But When You Live, Breathe, And Love In A World That S Forever Flirting With Death, The Slightest Misstep Can Be Poison.


10 thoughts on “Poison Dance

  1. says:

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Poison Dance by Livia BlackburnePublication Date September 12, 2013Rating 5 starsSource eARC sent by the authorSummary from Goodreads James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin s Guild Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out if he ll help her kill a powerful nobleman With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison What I Liked You all KNOW how badly I want to read Midnight Thief, right That s Livia s official debut, to be published by Disney Hyperion, in early July I ve been aching for that book since like, May no seriously check my About Me page So, when Livia mentioned that she would self publishing a novella related to Midnight Thief, you know I was all over that James is one of the characters that we will see in M...

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    ETA I ve been getting a lot of questions about preferred reading order for Midnight Thief vs Poison Dance You can see my official recommendation here originally conceived of James as a supporting character in my novel Midnight Thief, and I quickly fell in love with him As the enigmatic leader of the Assassins Guild, James was cool, competent and intriguing He was the type of character who invited questions How had he come to power at such a young age What was beh...

  3. says:

    Get a chance to win up to 100 in giftcards here You can also buy the book for 0.99 I was first approached by this author after I added The Midnight Thief to my To Read list on Goodreads The summary hypnotized me from the get go Assassins in a medieval like fantasy backdrop has been one of my favorite settings in fiction There s just something really intriguing about it because I always associate this kind of set up with politics and conspiracies, internal or outside of the assassins grasps A chance to have a sneak peek into The Midnight Thief s world was something I would never pass up, so I read this one in a jiffy and immediately found myself deeply engrossed in this short story.The first thing I noticed about the book was the writing Even thought there weren t many description of the surroundings, the prose and the words used in the dialogue made it easy for me to immerse myself and imagine what the scenes looked like I sincerely believe it is the dialogue that makes the atmosphere of the book, and I think it s what really made this novella stand out the conversations between the characters just jump out and take you there with them, at that place and at that moment I ve read so many books set in a similar setting, but often than not, they don t give a medieval vibe at all because the words used as well as the sentence structures give the place a modern feel It s like h...

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    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum I first saw the intriguing description for the upcoming book Midnight Thief, I just knew I had to check it out But with a release date of summer 2014, it was going to be quite the wait So it was a pleasant surprise when I was contacted by the author and asked if I would like to read and review the book s prequel novella, Poison Dance Needless to say, I eagerly accepted I hadn t even known there was a prequel, and thought it would be an excellent opportunity to catch an early glimpse of the world and get a taste of the writing style.Now that I ve read it, I m just as excited if not for the first book of the series Livia Blackburne first described Poison Dance to me as darker, and heavier on the romance than Midnight Thief, and probably leans towards adult fantasy than young adult She s absolutely spot on, as those are all things I picked up from this novella It stars James, a skilled assassin who is approached one night by Thalia, a dancing girl who offers him a job to kill a powerful nobleman And if he won t take it, she is determined to go through with it all the same, with or without his help.I m typically very picky about my short stories and novellas characters always come first in my reading, so I find the fewer pages there are in a story, the challenging it is to make me grow attached to or form a connection with the protagonist However, Poison Dance impressed me immediately...

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    Wow Poison Dance was an amazing novella that left me salivating for Midnight Thief The story is one you don t want to miss For those of you just hearing about this novella, Poison Dance is a novella surrounding James, a supporting character in the upcoming Midnight Thief Also note, the novel Midnight Thief will be published by Disney Hyperion in Summer 2014, so you can read this novella now to excite you about the release and get a early look into the world Livia Blackburne has created.High Fantasy is my absolute favorite genre, earning itself the position after I devoured Tamora Pierce and Jessica Day George s many series, so needless to say, I had high expectations Thankfully, my flying hopes were met James s story was powerful, intriguing, and a great introduction to this new world.Within the mere 54 pages, I actually felt like I connected to James, Thalia, and the rest of the cast James had this cool and fascinating demeanor I immediately wanted to know his story and secrets Thalia was a very well written character...

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    A story about an assassin written by an author who has a PhD in neuroscience from MIT Is it just me or does that sound like the coolest thing ever I mean, it s not like I expected the whole neuroscience thing to come into play at any point in the book and let s face it, my brain is allergic to science so it s not like I d understand it anyway if it did , but still, I just think it s cool.Poison Dance is actually just a sort of tie in novella to the author s debut book, Midnight Thief, in which we are given a brief introduction to that book s world through the eyes of an assassin named James and a dancing girl, Thalia.The writing is decent but it did take me awhile to warm up to the story And because it was so short, as soon as I began to really get...

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    I wanted to start a light and Young Adultey new series, and this one did the trick just fine It s hard to rate short stories but this one was entertaining enough In eighty six pages, we got a decent go at a medieval like setting for assassin guilds, quests for revenge, blink or you ll miss it romance, and brief intrigue It s almost like reading about the male version of Celaena from The Assassin s Blade In other news, look at that girl on the cover Doesn t she have the nose of Natalie Dormer and the lips cheekbones of Scarlett Johansson THE STORYJames, Bacchus, and Rand are the three Backstreet Boys from the local assassin s guild, which is newly run by Gerred Thalia is the Natalie Dormer lookalike who dances at the local pub they all frequent she seeks James s help with teaching her how to assassinate someone wicked Ah The go...

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    11 13 16 Thank you Aneta for telling me about this free offer I love free things, especially books The blurb sounds pretty wicked in a good way and I can t wait to give it a try Edit 4.5 stars Once again I am proven wrong This novella was action packed, sad, and makes me want to read Midnight Thief even I never felt that short stories would be as good as long ones because they miss details not like not needed ones, but adventure and excitement and a climax that has been built up.I enjoyed the characters, the plot, the idea, and the buildup and hope to read by this author.My only complaint besides from small editing errors that don t matter much since they didn t take away from the story to me is that I w...

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    This novella is pretty excellent, but it s also incredibly misleading 1 It s written as NA, and therefore has a much mature feel than the book itself, which is firmly YA, and has even been described than once, as feeling almost middle grade.2 The entire purpose of this prequel is to give you background information on a central character from the book, but once you ve read the book, the novella was pointless, b c it absolutely did NOT accomplish what it intended which in my opinion was to attempt to make a sympathetic character out of someone who is simply reprehensible The whole thing feels like a set up It s hard to believe that this is even written by...

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    This and my other reviews can be found at to Livia Blackburne for giving me this book to review.James is one of the best in the assassin s guild but with the new leader feeling threatened and out to get him, he just wants to find a way out He finds an opportunity in a troubled dancing girl Thalia who will aid him in exchange for him helping her kill a noble man With the guild falling apart, will James be able to help Thalia and escape before it is too late Poison Dance is a very good prequel novella to Midnight Thief as it gives a great introduction to the people and the fantasy world This novella has a fast paced which has an interesting and strong plot which drags you into the story, which is surprising for a short story I really liked James as he has learned how to survive and is strong but does not show off and he keeps his feelings close to his chest I ...

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