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The Northern Sunrise

The Northern Sunrise [Kindle Edition]

Rob J. Hayes
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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    Product Description

    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."

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 534 KB
    • Publisher: Rob J. Hayes; 1 edition (19 Mar 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00J4NDS3U
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Rob J. Hayes was born somewhere south of the cockney wastelands in a small town called Basingstoke. He grew up with all the usual boy toys including Lego, Star Wars figures (complete with working lightsaber action) and plenty of Transformers. Playing with these toys inspired his imagination and as soon as he was old enough he started playing with swords... OK, wooden sticks.

    At the age of fourteen he started writing but, like most fourteen year old boys, everything had to be either a vampire, a werewolf, or have superpowers. Thankfully, like most fourteen year old boys, he eventually grew up... a bit.

    After four years at University studying Zoology and three years working for a string of high street banks as a desk jockey/keyboard monkey, Rob ran away to live on a desert island in Fiji for three months. It was there he re-discovered his love of writing and, more specifically, of writing fantasy.

    When he's not madly scribbling his next epic, Rob has a variety of hobbies that, unsurprisingly, are fantasy themed. He regularly plays card games based on the A Game of Thrones and the Netrunner universes and attends tournaments throughout the UK. Rob also enjoys Airsofting: the act of running around a forest with fake guns shooting (being shot by) his friends.

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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this original steampunk adventure 26 April 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Isabel de Rosier and Jacques Revou are two professional thieves who are forced into a final job for Renard Daron and are watched over by Daron’s enforcers: Franseza Goy and Amaury Roche. Hayes has a confident and expressive writing style, the characters are distinct and colourful and the situation they find themselves in is challenging.

    I enjoyed the dialogue and banter between Isabel and Jacques, their relationship: professional and romantic convinced, and I was fully invested in whether they would succeed with the biggest challenge of their careers.

    It all moves quickly, with a few twists, lots of humour and dangerous problems to navigate. The steampunk technology is exciting and seamlessly fits the story. Interestingly, the background and world this is set in has a distinctly French feel to it, which is a pleasant change. I particularly enjoyed Isabel and Jacques’ attempts to fool the aristocracy. There are chases, duels, romance, airships and a fortune to be won or lost. With this effort Hayes has proved he is a fantasy author to look out for.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for Rob Hayes 1 Jun 2014
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    I arrived at Rob Hayes via his "Heresy Within" trilogy which had been recommended by Mr Kindle based on my previous reading. Nice to know there are people out there looking after us........ - I enjoyed those (can I call them books?) for their slightly left field view (cf Stan Nicholls' Orcs) but I bought this book hoping that it wouldn't be more of the same. I was not disappointed, good story, great characters (he already showed this talent in Heresy) and - for all that it was set in an imaginary land with physics that even Sheldon Cooper would struggle with - plausible. I look forward to the next offering.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 9 May 2014
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    This imaginative book from the steampunk genre draws you in from the first chapter - I had originally started Terry Pratchett's new one, but this grabbed me more. Definitely a good choice for holiday reading.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars A light read 5 May 2014
    By Watchya
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This streampunk adventure races to a satisfying ending,and is graced by well written characters. It's an undemanding read, sort of Locke lamora lite.

    Looking forward to the next.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars More 3 July 2014
    By Big Six
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    What can I say, I love this author. Give me more Dude
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