I just finished The Thief and the Historian, Book One of the Runetree Chronicles by Brendan Corbett and, as the author requested, now give it an Official Book Review.
One thing I have learned in my vast Fantasy reading is not to let the size of a book shape my assumptions, for there are no shortage of short classics in the genre. And while I would not call The Thief and the Historian a classic, I can say with absolute surety that it packs a whole, carefully thought-out, and unique world within its slender form. From a race of merchants who forge coins yet find no value in them to magic written on the air, from gods-blessed Runetrees that record all of history per the legendary Order of Historians to a dark plot that seemly would wipe them out. Alas, given the shortness of the book I can say little without giving spoilers, but it was a pleasure watching Aeda and Gieral journey across the Known Lands facing several different varieties of danger.
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