Thieftaker

  • Type: Books
  • By: D.B. Jackson
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Joe M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780765327611
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Sorcery and the American Revolution

An enjoyable first outing with a spell caster and thief taker in Boston just before Revolutionary War. This tale has good period details, a solid mystery plot and surprise appearances by famous people. The sidekicks, rivals and minor characters are appealing and interesting. There is a definite hard boiled feel to the book, the hero has to bounce back from many beat downs to keep the spells flying. It reminds me a bit of the Dresden File series by Jim Butcher (starting with Storm Front), with a good balance of mystery, action and the supernatural.