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Ratpaths (Tales of Istonnia Book 1) by [Rust, Angelika]
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Ratpaths (Tales of Istonnia Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Tales of Istonnia (3 Book Series)

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About the Author

Angelika Rust is the author of Ratpaths, a fantasy novel in a mafia setting, and The Girl on the Red Pillow, a fantasy novella dealing with the effects of abuse and depression. She was born in Vienna in 1977. These days, she lives in Germany, with her husband, two children, a grumpy old cat and a hyperactive dog. After having tried almost every possible job from pizza delivery to HR consultant, she now teaches English to pensioners.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DVIP17A
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #727,099 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a many layered and exciting story, with likeable characters and a subtle and original plot. Brilliant. I've just bought part two!
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I read the first three chapters some weeks ago and stopped until I purchaed the full book. That has never happened to me before. The quality of the writing holds from the first page to the last. A 'noble' thief is always captivating and the world you have created is equally so. To read this wonderful work has been a pleasure.
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The first time I read this, it wasn’t my favourite book and it was a couple of years before I picked it up again and gave it another go. I’m glad I did.
I think the only way Nivvo could be described is as a cheeky rascal. He’s just that sort of lovable scamp, who might have a somewhat dark side to him but for the most part is honest in his own way.
The city is living under the thumb of a tyrant who had Nivvo’s father killed when he was but a child, and sent him to the streets. The only reason he is alive is that the lord of the underworld took a liking to him...
The story comes to a satisfying end, yet there is obviously more to come.
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A well-written, believable fantasy adventure. Ratpaths is the story of Nivvo, a thief, who lives an Artful Dodger-esque life stealing to simply survive, using the 'ratpaths' of the title to make good his escapes. As a small child he has the unenviable task of providing for his destitute mother; then later, his half-sister. The story is nicely paced, with a gradual build to Nivvo's flight back to Istonnia, and the inevitable fight to reinstate the rightful heir to power (without giving too much away). The excerpt involving a nail-biting river crossing is exceptionally well done. Highly recommended.
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I downloaded this book maybe a year ago, when someone send me a link to a 'free day'. As with many things we get for free, I soon forgot about it. I noticed it a few weeks ago and decided to give it a go. I was shocked at the quality of the writing and the way it sucked me in and wouldn't let me go. I can't recommend this book any higher. Five stars isn't even enough. I got it for free, but at $2.99 it is a steal. I gladly paid that for the second book and I'm sure the third will go down just as easily
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A multi layered story, of losing everything, growing up under oppression and finding strange ways to find hope in an ancient city amidst a fantasy landscape, but with out magic or dragons.
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