[Reading] ➶ The Northern Sunrise By Rob J. Hayes – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

The Northern Sunrise The Northern Sunrise Is A Stand Alone Book By The Author Of The Ties That Bind Trilogy Set In A New World Of Corruption, Deceit And Thievery Mixing Magical Fantasy And Alchemy Punk With A Healthy Smattering Of Airshippery There Comes A Point In Every Thief S Life Where One Has To Take Stock Of All That They Have Achieved We Have Stolen Almost Everything There Is Worth Stealing Prince Henri S Jadefire Ring, The Marquisse D Bola S Collection Of Prized Toy Soldiers, Elize Gion S Living Autumn, The Very First Airship Schematic, And Who Could Forget We Definitely Made Off With Baron Rivette S Pride.The Trick, I Find, Is Not To Break In No The Trick Is To Convince The Mark To Invite You In.


10 thoughts on “The Northern Sunrise

  1. says:

    I picked this book up on audiobook after having read some of Hayes later work and wanting to go back and see some of his other series This is the first one in a duology set in a Steampunk version of Regency Europe There s a lot of wit and charm, sarcasm and heists, and we follow two thieves called Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier What I think I liked most about this is that it feels incredibly readable Not only did the narrator do a very strong job of bringing the characters to life, but it feels like the action is unfolding in front of you and as the reader you felt like you got drawn into the story with the characters The plot of this reminded me a little bit of some of the sword and sorcery series I really like, for example, Michael J Sullivan s Riyria There are a few different jobs that we follow our two main characters on, and we see that they each have their own powers of persuasion, skill and cunning They are, after all, the best at what they do As the story goes on we see it s a lighthearted one, but it also feels very honest with the two characters playing off of one another and working every situation to their advantage Even when a spymaster forces the...


  2. says:

    I m a huge fan of Rob J Hayes writing I am waiting with anticipation for his Ties That Bind books to return to print as I maintain they are some of the best grimdark fantasy which has come out in the past few years and the best produced by Ragnarok Publications So, when I heard he was working on a second series, I was intrigued and immediately picked up a copy.The premise of the novel was surprising as it s a steampunk fantasy version of Regency Europe It avoids the usual Medieval fantasy setting as well as the Hyborian Age mismash so common in fantasy but is also a good century or two before steampunk is usually popularized England and France like nations are set against one another with airships on one side as well as spellcasters on the others The spellcasters, unfortunately, have the advantage and it s kept Sassaile from conquering its neighbor Arkland.Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier are a pair of extraordinarily skilled con men and cart burglars who possess Lupin the Third levels of ability to bullmanure their way out of situations Jacques is a alchemist of no small skill and capable of creating any number of devices or effects to assist their cons while Isabel is a master of disguise as long ...


  3. says:

    I loved this book As the title suggests, it s about a thief two, actually , and a good thief adventure always makes me happy.Our heroes, Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier, are a pair of skilled con artists, pick pockets, and burglars They re also delightful to listen to Everything is going well for them until they find themselves against their will in a dangerous long con by a man they do not trust to let them live when it s all said and done.The world building is a lot of fun Very steampunk, but not overly The dialogue is fun as is the narrator voice I ve read comparisons to The Lies of Locke Lamora, and that s a good comparison, but at the same time, not entirely correct The world is very different The characte...


  4. says:

    A bigger, prettier review of this book can be found here, on my blog This story follows Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou, lovers and thieves who, at the beginning of the tale are executing their greatest heist of all with plans to retire They buy a small house and settle down only to be visited by Renard Daron, the Shadow Conceiller to the king, who has not only frozen all of their bank accounts, but has taken possession of everything they own The only way that they can get everything back to to agree to do one final job for him, while being or less shadowed by his goons, Franseza Goy and Amaury Roche.I really liked the setting When you get steampunk and airships and alchemy, you usually get Victorian England, but here we appear to have gotten something to the tune of late 19th century France, which was a nice change from others in the genre I liked Isabel, and I love love loved Jacques I liked their banter, their relationship, and how they each brought a different skill to the table Isabel with a history in acting, and Jacques with a love of alchemy and airships.Here s where I ll say ...


  5. says:

    Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic ANALYSIS After reading Rob J Hayes debut effort, I was suitably impressed With this tale being a standalone and specifically not related to his previous trilogy, I was wondering how this effort would turn out be.Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou are two consummate thieves who have accomplished several different sorts of heists and larceny Their most recent efforts have them squarely in the sights of Renard Daron, the shadow conceiller to the king of Sassaille Isabel and Jacques are forced into a final job for Renard Daron and fiercely watched by Daron s two deadly shadows Franseza Goy Amaury Roche Going into a job blind, has never been their sort of thing but with all their bank accounts frozen and with not a single penny to their name Isabel and Jacques must learn to dance to the shadow conceiller s tune however they are not without their own tricks.This was a very different offering from the author s debut, and I m glad for that very reason So often authors tend to repeat what they have done before and they run the risk of being labeled as one trick ponies Rob J Hayes certainly bucks that trend with this standalone tale about thieves coerced into working with a spymaster for his own nefarious ends Also this story is a far cry from his previous work which made most grimdark stories look like YA ones.As with the previous books, th...


  6. says:

    I m a huge fan of Rob J Hayes writing I am waiting with anticipation for his Ties That Bind books to return to print as I maintain they are some of the best grimdark fantasy which has come out in the past few years and the best produced by Ragnarok Publications So, when I heard he was working on a second series, I was intrigued and immediately picked up a copy The premise of the novel was surprising as it s a steampunk fantasy version of Regency Europe It avoids the usual Medieval fantasy setting as well as the Hyborian Age mismash so common in fantasy but is also a good century or two before steampunk is usually popularized England and France like nations are set against one another with airships on one side as well as spellcasters on the others The spellcasters, unfortunately, have the advantage and it s kept Sassaile from conquering its neighbor Arkland Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier are a pair of extraordinarily skilled con men and cart burglars who possess Lupin the Third levels of ability to bullmanure their way out of situations Jacques is a alchemist of no small skill and capable of creating any number of devices or effects to assist their cons while Isabel is a master of disguise as long as said disguise is someone gorg...


  7. says:

    This one was a lot of fun It reminded me a bit of the Amra Thetys series by McClung, as they both have witty thiefes as main characters and are really good selfpub books.There were a few steampunk elements in this one, but most of the book was just an enjoyable fantasy heist romp that had me well entertained...


  8. says:

    I ve gone through three of the author s audiobooks in the last month and finally got around to this one which has been sitting around for too long Compared to newer works, this one is readable, but the weakest.I was looking forward to it as I m a fan of Riyira, Gentleman Bastards and the later Mistborn novels While it was an interesting story, with a couple of entertaining miscreants, the caper didn t quite do it for me I found the first third hard going, namely down to the narration If the intention was to do a seriously overblown pair of characters, it worked but my ears suffered for a while and Isabel was a tad weak There is a very decent amount of worldbuilding thrown in for the duration of the book and the airships and alchemy worked very well So much so, I d have like the airship part to have had airtime, prior to the conclusion and the clever nasty twist Isabel seemed stronger at the end and her character was the better for it.I d probably prefer this in print to audi...


  9. says:

    Full review over at Fantasy Book CriticANALYSIS After reading Rob J Hayes debut trilogy, I was suitably impressed With this tale being a standalone and specifically not related to his previous trilogy, I was wondering how this effort would turn out be.Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou are two consummate thieves who have accomplished several different sorts of heists and larceny over a period of time Their most recent efforts have them squarely in the sights of Renard Daron, the Shadow Conceiller to the king of Sassaille Isabel and Jacques are forced into a final job for Renard Daron and fiercely watched by Daron s two deadly shadows Franseza Goy Amaury Roche Going into a job blind, has never been their sort of thing but with all their bank accounts frozen and with not a single penny to their name Isabel and Jacques must learn to dance to the Shadow Conceiller s tune however they are not without their own tricks.This was a very different offering from the author s debut, and I m glad for that very reason So often authors tend to repeat what they have done before and they run the risk of being labeled as one trick ponies Rob J Hayes certainly bucks that trend with this standalone tale about thie...


  10. says:

    This is a fun heist caper with duels and romance My rating 4.5.Isabel and Jacques are lively and engaging characters, adventurous and creative thieves The couple were all set to retire in comfort with the spoils of their biggest and last heist Then one night they find intruders in their new home They are confronted by a mysterious, supposedly cripple man and his male and female body guards or goons The man is the king s shadow councilor who has frozen all of Jacques and Isabel s assets to force them to do his bidding They must pose as a couple known for dueling skills Baron and Baroness Bonvillain They are to infiltrate the local nobility to ferret out suspected conspirators who are threats to the king, queen and the newly announced, unborn heir.Jacques and Isabel are used to play acting, so assuming the roles is not such a problem And they are pleased with the nice mansion they are provided to decorate and occupy But the nobility are nicer than their strong arming boss and the bodyguards who are trying to teach them to shot and fight The problem is that Jacques has no aptitude for shooting Plus, the Baron and Baroness are a...