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About the Author: Michael McClung

Michael McClung was born in San Antonio, Texas, but now putters around Southeast Asia He has had the requisite number of odd jobs expected of a speculative fiction author, including soldier, book store manager, and bowling alley pin boy His first book, the Sword Sorcery novel Thagoth, won the Del Rey Digital first novel competition in 2002 and was published by Random House in 2003.The fi



10 thoughts on “The Thief Who Wasn't There

  1. says:

    And the moral of this reread is live and let live, you say Oh, please That s totally pass and stuff Just ask my yummy if a bit one eyed boyfriend Holgren Angrado Pretty sure he ll tell you that being slightly vindictive and blowing people to bits is the in thing to do these days Much to my nefarious delight, obviously And the other moral of this reread is my dear Mr McClung, I am done with my reread of the series, so please do finish writing book 5 post haste I might unleash the murderous crustaceans on you if you don t But hey, no pressure and stuff.P.S Just so you know, Gorm on a stick has now officially become my second favorite expression of all time After Kerf s withered testicles of course Book 1 The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble s Braids Book 2 The Thief Who Spat in Luck s Good Eye Book 3 The Thief Who Knocked on Sorrow s Gate Book 5 The Thief Who Went to War Short stories The Last God Original review Previously, on Amra Thetys Episode 1 Amra got a little revenge act going Episode 2 Amra Holgren got a little hero quest act going Episode 3 Amra got a little poof, I m gone act going Presently, on Amra Thetys Watch out world, Holgren Angrado is coming for you His mission Saving private thief badass Amra Thetys from something Somewhere Somehow This now one eyed, semi retired mage s got his work cut out for him Chaos and mayhem ensue So do a few casualties A few It s not like Holgren atomizes people or anything It s just that sometimes he gets a little frustrated with the distractions getting in the way of his mission So he does some spring cleaning and gets right back on track Gotta admire such unfailing tenacity My poor Holgren These silly people have the worst timing I mean, did they really have to start a civil war now What s the big idea Sigh These locals really are useless, might as well get rid of them all I mean, did they help you find a rift spawn and get into hell No, they just keep thwarting your insanely suicidal plans with their frivolous pursuits And in the meantime, what is Amra doing Frolicking away with a knife Somewhere Somehow No wonder you slightly struggle to keep your cool, and have very minor self control issues.My dear Holgren May I venture to offer you a piece of advice No, no, no, please don t flick your fingers at me just yet, I promise to behave and not to waste your time Besides, you are now safely under lock and key in my harem, you ve got nothing better to do right Muahahahahaha Anyway, here s my advice for you you might want to work on your social skills a little Because being a cold, insensitive bastard with the morals of a barnacle rarely helps in the allies making department please notice I m not even talking about making friends here Making allies would be improvement enough on the current situation What is it You didn t know barnacles had morals Well they don t, that s the whole point, my dear Oh please don t feel insulted, you might be cold hearted and uncaring but I still love you Why else would I have kidnapped you and secured you away in my harem, you silly I swear, for all your cunning mage ways, you can be really slow to catch on sometimes Yet another shining example of your stellar social skills at work.I m sorry, it only just occurred to me that there might be people reading this review Please forgive me, I tend to get carried away when it comes to my Holgren I m not sure Amra would approve if she knew, but she s not here to kick my ass so I ll enjoy it while it lasts Actually, I sometimes wish Holgren wasn t so intent on rescuing her at all costs It would be just him, the cold insensitive bastard, and me, the cold hearted cynic, until the end of timesA match made in heaven But I digress Where was I Oh yes, there might be people reading this review well there might only be one of them left at this point but I ll just pretend that there s a crowd out there, cheering me on I m supposed to actually tell these lovely people something about this book, right Something non Holgren obviously Damn I hate writing reviews sometimes Okay, here goes this book is amazing, this book is freaking fantastic, this book is brilliant, this book awesome, this book is cool Sorry, did you just say something Oh, you were expecting something a little descriptive More detailed, maybe Okay, right, I can do that, no problem Well I can try anyway This book is amazing freaking fantastic brilliant awesome cool because it features villainous villains, severed body parts I think I see a trend there , deadly magic, demons, blood and gore yay, a god of fools and drunkards, pigs hearts, lots of action, frogs dancing jigs, nefarious knives, great dialogues, sarcastic teenage sidekicks, good old testosterone, weird creatures, a fantastic cast of secondary characters, a teensy little bit of Amra it s not the quantity that counts and Hell all eleven levels of it What else I don t know Let s see Errr, I love this book This has become one of my favourite series ever I m in with Amra I m in with Holgren I m in with severed body parts I think that s about it In other words ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Pre review nonsense Damn Michael McClung did it again And with almost no Amra to be had Damn I ve fallen in love with a one eyed mage who s seen better days Damn This is so freaking cool even Florence Welch is fangirling about it view spoiler Don t know who Florence Welch is Sigh There definitely is no hope for you hide spoiler


  2. says:

    Another great sequel in the series Starts of with quote a twist, and brings a new perspective with itI dont really want to say too much, fearing I might accidentally spoiler something, suffice it to say it was just as fast paced and fun as the others And at last as crazy I m addicted, and I hope there ll be a lot books about Amra


  3. says:

    The author certainly maintains a high standard of storytelling As in the previous Amra Thetys books the interest in the storyline keeps you turning the pages eagerly, and again it was easy to devour in my spare time over just a few days.Previous volumes have Amra as the main POV In this volume it largely features Holgren, her Mage partner Unlike Amra normally he can click his fingers and use his other powerful magics to get himself out of problems As I ve said before that sort of fantasy hero isn t normally to my taste But at least he has tasks and adversaries that require that ability for him to even attempt what he must, especially towards Amra to whom he is devoted.The story relies upon powerful mages, demons and gods in conflict with each other as well as some poor weedy mortals and this means that one is less able to empathise with the main characters, although Holgren is sympathetic and rounded as a character due to the time spent on developing him in this volume.It might seem that I m holding back some enthusiasm for the book but that s only really compared to the excellent preceding volume in the series But it genuinely is a satisfying, absorbing read, in the context of a series which is building up the tension, and the central role of intelligent, hard nosed Amra in a cosmic drama And although not to my normal gritty realism tastes I want to know how the story develops so I ll be reading the new volume when it appears.


  4. says:

    Holgren literally goes to hell and back for his beloved thief The conclusion to this adventure is yet to comehurry book five


  5. says:

    Another good read, another fun entry in Amra s story Different but known main character, and while mostly about Amra, she s not seen or heard from very often Missed hearing from her honestly, but really, really enjoy Holgren and all he puts himself through Great adventure, lots of sorcery, blood, and guts there are sharp blades, but with Holgren they re mostly unnecessary I like the story, and even with a different POV it rollicks along, though the flavor is slightly different too I hope this is due to the POV then any possible story fatigue, as we ve several books to go yet My only real complaint is the suddenly abrupt last few pages, the paced story suddenly took off in a sprint to I don t know what exactly But I certainly do look forward to reuniting with the starring duo and associates sooner than later Side sad note editing grew shabbier last half on, making me interestingly observe that Michael s previously selfpublished titles were edited far better.


  6. says:

    Well it s book 4 but even by book 2 we were watching essentially very high level characters It s rare to see fantasy succeed past this point as everything degenerates into simply uglier and bigger monsters, silly magic, and grafted on in group conflict to generate artifical interest Not here, not quite yet Holgren was treated to some pretty good concepts as he sought to do the impossible I wont spoil anything but we explore the godly pantheon like , and through a different set of circumstances than this very orphian story calls back to very like , but we don t quite see the sort of levels of novelty and pure originality as you would in say, a China Meiville novel understandable.I m not a fan of the chronicle format, particularly when used as an opportunity for the characters occasionally to drop hints as to the future as they look back on the adventure This is a writing technique that should be wielded only in the right cirumstance because every lacklustre use viscerally detracts from the enjoyment of a book It s like cooking with butter Do it right and in small amounts and you create a work of art Too much and you disgust yourself and others.I say this because i ve seen the chef pile in a fair bit, but have yet to taste than the bread You can stomach a lot of this sort of thing at the beginning of the meal I m not taking stars off this novel for that because I can t prejudge this new POV character yet, but it needed to be said.I chose to review this one rather than the ones before it because this is so far the apex and i d like it on record that thus far the actual story is working for me It will need work going forward Sensible scaling up of conflict, a larger cast, and commitment to not just paying lip service to the future references A little less recycled from other works as we delve deeper into the metaphysics and theology would also really set the future novels apart, however obscure and blended the reference material.Buit this has promise and that s rare I m hopeful because I think the components of the world can come together into something original.but then i ve been Anthony Ryan d before.


  7. says:

    I read the four books that have so far appeared in this series after it was recommended by Mark Lawrence I will be reading book 5.Readers have compared the books to Fritz Leiber s Grey Mouser series, and one can see the connection However, while Leiber constructed a series of short stories held together mainly by the focus on the main characters, McClung has a story to tell there is a progression from book to book The heroine s character and her central dilemma which centres on the extent to which she can exercise any degree of control over her own destiny develop through the series, and her adversaries or are they allies are bit by bit revealed.Another difference with Leiber s approach is, I think, that Amra and her companion, Holgren, are much given to internal monologue and soul searching in an endeavour to give them depth of character, while the Grey Mouser and Fafhrd just got on with things it s decades since I read them, and I may be mistaken about this, but I think not I prefer Leiber s way.The adventures pace out nicely, and the players blunder about in the usual way Holgren is particularly numb skulled, getting himself mixed up in city politics for which he has not the slightest talent The author makes much use of the deus ex machina, but it s that kind of world if Homer could do it, why not McClung.The series may be a long one, as Amra seems to need to make a collection of the eight knives of the Goddess of Ultimate Destruction By the end of the fourth volume, she s only found two of them, so this one could run and run I m certainly up for at least another two episodes After that, we ll see.


  8. says:

    Not a stand alone story A very confused and disappointing ending to a story that underwhelmed you the you read The slow, lacklustre writing embodied nothing, no joy or passion, no depth or colour of emotion Nothing like the previous books from this author.Stale, I think is one word to describe it It could have been such an amazing jaunt through the land that he d built in the previous 3 books, the characters mature and grow in the other books, it was really thorough, the world was full and fleshed out in detail You, as a reader, felt that the forth and final book would be the crescendo But, NO , falling flat on its face after tripping over a banana skin Its a tired story, bringing none of the passion of the previous 3 books She should have stayed lost, ending at book 3 as this story lacked it all, it is plain to see if you have read the previous 3 Such a shame, as the others now suffer the worst injustice, being judged by this one Also, the writer must know when it is time to move on..even if it pains them.Sadly, I hope it was contractual, with the writer now being able to stretch his wings give us a new story I hope so and I ll return to see..good luck


  9. says:

    A book from Holgren s POV Yes, please I love Holgren and after reading and learning about him, I love him It was a very different pace to Amra s POV but I liked it because Holgren is so focused, kinda crazy but at the same time such a cool cucumber It made reading about his adventure all the fun He was also immensely relatable I was tired of being around people, even the ones I liked I ve never been terribly good at running The team Holgren assembled was also really fun and interesting to read about I hope we get to see of Keel in the future As usualy the story took me through a whole lot of feels especially when Holgren talked about Amra and in general just reading about what he would do to get her back but it opened the door to a lot of questions about the the blades and the Eightfold Goddess that went unanswered So now I m burning to read the next bookcan t wait to read what crazy idea Amra and Holgren plan to pull off next


  10. says:

    I really liked Holgren as narrator, he s sarcastic and funny and I like his way of casually breaking the 4th wall I didn t even miss Amra all that much I know, bad fan I.About half way through I got a bit annoyed, since the book seemed to keep focusing on irrelevant stuff, instead of just getting the actual objective done And while I assume that stuff might be relevant for the next part of the story, it wasn t for this plot right here.Because of this, the end did feel quite rushed I d have rather read of the hells and the eye instead of all that in fighting in Bellarius I thought the other books felt impactful Harder decisions, harder fights, this one just kinda fell into place.I still liked it well enough and it was an enjoyable read, but the other 3 parts where just this much better.


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