Review: The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron

The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron
The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron

The Spirit Thief
Rachel Aaron
Orbit, 2010

I don’t know what it is about the scoundrel archetype that is so consistently appealing. For my part I blame Han Solo for his part in forever ensconcing the noble scoundrel in the annals of my own youth. I’m sure there were others, your Robin Hoods and what have you, but for me the lovable scoundrel archetype has always been defined by Han Solo. Rachel Aaron’s Eli Moonpress, who debuted in last October’s, the Spirit Thief is of a similar ilk as that space pirate. Cavalier, inscrutable, and consistently full of surprises Aaron has crafted a welcome new addition to the world of loveable scoundrels.

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