Legend of Eli Monpress #02 - The Spirit Rebellion
The second entry in the Legend of Eli Monpress series starts up a few weeks after the events recounted in The Spirit Thief (2010) as Miranda arrives home from Mellinor only to be arrested on the doorstep of the Spirit Court. Meanwhile Eli, Josef, and Nico are wandering in the woods, looking for an old friend to make Nico a new coat. The price for the coat sets Eli off on a quest to steal a legendary sword, something that thrills the media-hungry thief. His journey takes him into a remote and strange little kingdom. But he isn’t the only visitor: Miranda is on his tail, and another master thief may be on the scene. What results is a classic fantasy caper novel, boasting a fast pace and a tight plot. Series readers will be fascinated as bits of Eli’s mysterious past are revealed. All in all, this installment, though not quite the equal of Spirit Thief, makes eminently enjoyable reading. The Spirit Eater, third in the series, is due soon. --Jessica Moyer
Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief.
He's also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an opportunity to capture a certain thief.
Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges? Except the Duke is one of the wealthiest men in the world, a wizard who rules his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with only one hobby: Eli.
It seems that everyone is hunting for Eli Monpress.