Book Reviews of Sanctuary : An Epic Novel of Thieves' World (Thieves' World)

Sanctuary : An Epic Novel of Thieves' World (Thieves' World)
Sanctuary An Epic Novel of Thieves' World - Thieves' World
Author: Lynn Abbey
ISBN-13: 9780812561753
ISBN-10: 0812561759
Publication Date: 4/14/2003
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Sanctuary : An Epic Novel of Thieves' World (Thieves' World) on + 11 more book reviews
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Fanasty,A bit more complicated than I like.But then I like fast moveing somewhat simple storys!It got better as I read more!Toward the end I was actually hooked.
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A good launching point for new Thieves' World books, helps get the reader up to date and fills in the backstory between the last series of books and the new resurgance of novels.
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I'm a fan of Thieves' World and liked the glimpses of the Sanctuary I remember from long ago. The current story is a twisted tale of politics, magic, and fate that follows two main characters, an old Rankean nobleman in exile and a young pauper as they get swept up in earth-shattering events once more converging on the most famous rotten city in the world.
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From back cover: Although this is primarily an adventure story, and a pretty good one at that, it is also a richer and more detailed novel . . . the book is both more ambitious and more rewarding than most similar fantasy adventures, as well as providing a nostalgic return to the Thieves' World.

It is long after the days of Jubal, Shadowspawn, and their contemporaries, and there is barely more than a single survivor who remembers the city's full history. Molin Torchholder, the survivor at hand, has assassins on his trail (some things never change in Sanctuary.) To guard the city's secrets he must recruit successors, and he enlists a veteran, Cauvin, and a boy, Bec, as new repositories of Sanctuary's past, present, and future.
Interspersed with the contemporary action and intrigues are enough vignettes of Sanctuary history to fill in the backstory for Thieves' World neophytes and pave the way for a full blown revival of the place.