Lhind the Thief – Kindle edition by Sherwood Smith. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks. Lhind has been on the run all her life. Stealing what she needs, using magic for disguise, she never stays anywhere long. Lhind even has secrets from herself. Book Jacket: Lhind has been on the run all her life. Stealing what she needs, using magic for disguise, she never stays anywhere long. Lhind.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Lhind the Thief by Sherwood Smith. Lhind has been on the run all her life. Stealing what she needs, using magic for disguise, she never stays anywhere long. Lhind even has secrets from herself, for she has few memories, and those are lhijd. But life is good until she gets caught by Rajanas the warrior-prince, Thianra the bard, thf Hlanan the scribe. And that’s when adventure begins, because someone very p Lhind has been on the run all her life.
And that’s when adventure begins, because someone very powerful wants them all dead. As they evade pursuit and work to uncover their enemies, Lhind struggles with the invisible bonds of friendship and trust, while Hlanan begins uncovering her secrets one by one. Then she finds that he has secrets, too. This fantasy with a dash of romance takes place in the same world as A Posse of Princesses and the Wren series. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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See 1 question about Lhind the Thief…. Lists with This Book. This one, releasing now, is sheer wish-fulfillment, written in spurts over the past bunch of years, whenever my life crashed and burned. I finished it this year while getting past the death of my little brother. I never sent it to a major publisher: Instead, I kitchen-sink This one, releasing now, is sheer wish-fulfillment, written in spurts over the thieff bunch of years, whenever my life crashed and burned.
Instead, I kitchen-sinked it with all my old comfort-read faves: It’s pretty much aimed at the same thw who read A Tye of Princesseswhich it overlaps. View all 20 comments.
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Aug 08, Hallie added it Shelves: This was the exact book I was in the mood for at the exact time I read it: Lhind was a delightful heroine, and I particularly loved the way that one of my favourite YA fantasy tropes the young protagonist who’s alone and has survived by trusting nobody learns that sometimes you can and have to thr others is handled with such a light touch.
Every po This was the exact book I was in the mood for at the exact time I read it: Every possible bit of fun and pathos and certainty that Lhind will come through for the people she starts off viewing as her enemies or at least targets-who-deserve-it is got out of this journey. Every distrustful, inventive-curse-accompanied step of it. Everyone who’s ever read any of Sherwood’s books will know absolutely that they don’t have to worry her young female protag will be a helpless type, but she’s also very much her own character, rather than your generic ‘kickass heroine’.
Remember how I said there was no angst? Well, one of the coolest things about the book is that there’s a big – really unusual – reveal, which in Finding it hard to express how refreshing it is, although I don’t want to do a spoiler cut and explain thef until the book is published and more people have read it.
The romance is sweet and light and I approve Lhind’s choice. It almost goes without saying that the world and the magic will feel thoroughly solid, although it is Wren’s world, rather than Sartorias-deles.
Interesting page on the connection between the two can be read here. I think it’s pretty clear how I felt tyief the book by now, but it bears restating; I loved it, and would be really happy to read more – either a direct sequel or a sideways one, picking up on some of the other great characters encountered here.
View all 17 comments. Sep 23, Andrea added it Shelves: So nice to come to a lyind which kept making me want to read just one more page. Lhind – who is far more complex than your standard girl-disguised-as-boy – rarely does anything but hit the ground running, and thinks hard while she does.
I was a little worried she was going to view spoiler [fall for the whistle’s trap hide spoiler ]but she rewarded me by not being quite so easy. Juicy world-building to go with it, and plenty of other characters whose stories I’d like to hear more of. Aug 20, Francesca Forrest rated it it was amazing. Lhind the Thief is an escapist adventure story in the very best sense–completely absorbing, fast paced, and with plot twists and action that just keep coming.
Lhind is an orphan who has survived to date by thievery, aided by her unusual agility, her ability to speak any language she hears and to communicate with animals, and her facility for magic. She’s quick-witted and an excellent improviser. She’s not so good, however, at trust, friendship, and truthfulness. These things have only been impe Lhind the Thief is an escapist adventure story in the very best sense–completely absorbing, fast paced, and with plot twists and action that just keep coming.
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These things have only been impediments in her past, but when she’s kidnapped after a display of magic, her anger and indignation soon turn to curiosity and a grudging sort of wistfulness over the bond of friendship shared by the sardonic Prince Rajanas, the thoughtful scribe Hlanan, and Hlanan’s htief, the bard Thianra.
So in addition to the adventures, there’s also a quieter story unfolding, about the consequences of deception and what trust means. I confess, though, that my favorite parts were the ones in which Lhind was learning about her magical abilities. In one very funny scene, the timorous restraint of a lawful magic user Faryana is contrasted with the accommodating lure of a wicked sorcerer Dhes-Andis.
Lhind is in desperate straits and reaches out first to the one, then the other: Help me do magic to get rid of these reekers? I must know exactly what you are doing and why.
And I must have your ,hind not to harm any living— Before Faryana can finish her stipulations, the threat reaches critical levels, so Lhind turns to the sorcerer: I fumbled at my turban, and smacked the whistle so that it touched against my forehead. No strings attached–or not apparently. But of course, Lhind’s interactions with Dhes-Andis do have consequences.
If you want to lose yourself in magic, intrigue, danger, and a touch of romance, Lhind the Thief is just the ticket. Aug 15, Jacob Proffitt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really enjoyed this book, but then, that wasn’t hard to predict as I’m generally a fan of Sherwood Smith’s novels. While this one is set in the same world as some of the others, it doesn’t rely on any previous knowledge for the story which is a good thing, given my generally poor memory.
Lhind is a great character, charming and witty. She has a plethora of secrets and the story does such a fine job of revealing them over time that I hesitate to go into too much detail in this review. I will s I really enjoyed this book, but then, that wasn’t hard to predict as I’m generally a fan of Sherwood Lhond novels. I will say that it’s an rhe take on the girl with a murky past, and some of those developments were as surprising as they were unique.
Lhind is an itinerant thief, reluctant to form attachments largely due to those secrets as opposed to by choice. Part of the engagement with the book is her learning to respect and eventually trust those who drag her sometimes kicking, though rarely screaming from her hidden life.
Seeing her develop trust in herself emotionally-speaking along with those relationships was very rewarding. Which is a lot of character development to insert into a plot that is pretty active in its own right. Lhind manages to steal some things early on that turn out to be rather important to some nasty people. Being hunted by people don’t miss that plural with power both political and magical makes for some exciting and tense moments at one point, I had to put the book down for an evening just to give myself some emotional breathing room–I couldn’t stand the thought of the possible repercussions if she or Hlanan were caught.
So fhe are characters I came to care about deeply doing things that are both important and interesting.
I call that an unreserved win and a great story. Aug 21, Kris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sherwood Smith continues to amaze me with her fantastic but thorough world-building skills.
Every nuance of her stories feel so effortless and yet I would guess that it is all meticulously planned out in her head. I can say this feels like truth because there was a sample chapter of A Posse of Princesses in the back. I thought ‘ what the heck ‘ and re-read my copy of that immediately after finishing this book. There was a beautiful easter egg hidden in a letter that the protagonist writes near the Sherwood Smith continues to amaze me with her fantastic but thorough world-building skills.
There was a beautiful easter egg hidden in a letter that the protagonist writes near the back of that book which mentioned in passing the Imperial Heir and one of the Snow Folk.