A boy looking to find himself... The Thief's Relic by Angela Knotts Morse (Review & #Giveaway) @prismbooktours

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The Thief's Relic 
(Son of Avaria #1)
By Angela Knotts Morse
Young Adult, Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 394 Pages
December 4, 2021 by An Encouraging Thought Publishers 


Eamonn never wanted to be a thief. 
So when a risky mission goes awry and he receives the chance of a lifetime, he leaves behind everything, even his newfound family in the Thieves’ Guild, to pursue an apprenticeship as an honest merchant. 
Traveling the country means he sees and hears everything. Civil unrest, rebellions against the monarchies, and rumors of a usurper bent on uniting the provinces under himself with a mythical form of magic. Few suspect he’s not chasing a dead end, including village girl Leyna, a believer in the magic of ancient histories. Eamonn’s skeptical heart is also swayed once he finds himself the tyrant’s target, unknowingly possessing the key to harness the dangerous power. 
To protect it, Eamonn's only choice is to flee. But now that it’s the mission of his former brothers in the Guild to hunt him down, keeping magic out of their hands might be harder than either Leyna or Eamonn thought possible. If they fall, though, their world does too.

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My Review

THE THIEF'S RELIC is a story about a boy who feels less than ordinary and ends up falling in with a group of boys who steal to survive. It's set in a fantasy land where magic was lost long ago, but where an insurgent is trying to learn again in order to rule. There are two different motley crews during the story with some adventure as the story progresses. A story about coming into ones own and found family.

I didn't know what to expect from this story. I loved the cover. I also liked getting to know Eamonn. He was mostly ignored most of his life and so he finds family in the group of thieves he joins and then later a father figure. The story felt more like reading middle grade than young adult as the characters are young, but with a mix of some grittier parts such as when a character was tortured. Eamonn himself was fairly well drawn, but most of the other characters felt one dimensional. The story is steady if a bit unexciting. I think it just needed a lot more development and to feel more realistic.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall this was an enjoyable story for middle grade or young YA readers.

Content: Some torture but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through Prism Book Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Angela Morse has been writing since the fourth grade when a teacher wrote an encouraging note on one of her assignments. The note read, “I would not be surprised if I go to the library one day and pick up a book by Angela Knotts!” That simple note lit a fire within Angela and she developed a passion for writing stories. Though she has dabbled in a few genres, Angela’s favorite to write is Fantasy. Her audience is typically New Adult (NA) or sometimes Young Adult (YA), depending on the age and maturity of her characters and intended readers. Angela currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and cat.

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