Recommended thief / assassin fantasy books

Thief: noun. A person who steals, especially secretly or without open force; one guilty of theft or larceny. Assassin: noun. A person who murders an important person for political or religious reasons.

Six of Crows

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

King of Assassins

2. King of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Wounded Kingdom #3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

3. Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 4
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Thief\'s Gamble

4. The Thief's Gamble by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Spirit Eater

5. The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron
The Legend of Eli Monpress: Book 3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Theft of Swords

6. Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations #1
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

7. The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron
The Legend of Eli Monpress: Book 1
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

The Spirit Rebellion

8. The Spirit Rebellion by Rachel Aaron
The Legend of Eli Monpress: Book 2
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.2 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Riven Kingdom

9. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
Godspeaker: Book 2
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Fifth Empire of Man

10. The Fifth Empire of Man by Rob J Hayes
The Best Laid Plans #2
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Master Assassins

11. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
The Fire Sacraments #1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

12. Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 7
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

13. Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 6
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Empress

14. Empress by Karen Miller
Godspeaker: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code

15. Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

16. Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 5
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Death of Dulgath

17. The Death of Dulgath by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Darkdawn

18. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #3
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

19. The Gambler’s Fortune by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 3
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Rose and the Thorn

20. The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Gutter Prayer

21. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
The Black Iron Legacy #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident

22. Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Lex Trent Versus the Gods

23. Lex Trent Versus the Gods by Alex Bell
Lex Trent series: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Hammer of God

24. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
Godspeaker: Book 3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Lex Trent Fighting With Fire

25. Lex Trent Fighting With Fire by Alex Bell
Lex Trent series: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

26. The Swordsman’s Oath by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

27. The Assassin’s Edge by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 5
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Crown Tower

28. The Crown Tower by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise

29. It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise by Rob J Hayes
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Barrow

30. The Barrow by Mark Smylie
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Age of Assassins

31. Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Wounded Kingdom #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Blood of Assassins

32. Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Wounded Kingdom #2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Prince of Cats

33. The Prince of Cats by Daniel E Olesen
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl

34. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 1
Score: 83
Our rating: 7.8 | 5 positive reader reviews

35. Den of Thieves by David Chandler
The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Thief Who Pulled On Troubles Braids

36. The Thief Who Pulled On Troubles Braids by Michael McClung
Amra Thetys Series #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

37. Honor Among Thieves by David Chandler
The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

38. Giant Thief by David Tallerman
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Spit and Song

39. Spit and Song by Travis Riddle
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Heir of Novron

40. Heir of Novron by Michael J Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations #3
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

41. In Wilder Lands by Jim Galford
The Fall of Eldvar: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

A Dance of Cloaks

42. A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Crown of Midnight

43. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Poison\'s Kiss

44. Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Disappearance of Winter\'s Daughter

45. The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #4
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Jade War

46. Jade War by Fonda Lee
The Green Bone Saga #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Black Hawks

47. The Black Hawks by David Wragg
Articles of Faith: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Sin in the Steel

48. The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan
The Fall of the Gods #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

A Thief in the Night

49. A Thief in the Night by David Chandler
The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadows Son

50. Shadows Son by Jon Sprunk
Shadow series: Book 1
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Pirate\'s Wish

51. The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Cage of Deceit

52. Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis
Reign of Secrets #1
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Crying Machine

53. The Crying Machine by Greg Chivers
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

54. Rise of Empire by Michael J Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations #2
Score: 71
Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Scroll Thief

55. The Scroll Thief by RF Long
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

56. The Warrior’s Bond by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 4
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

57. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadow Chaser

58. Shadow Chaser by Alexey Pehov
Chronicles of Siala: Book 2
Score: 69
Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Assassin’s Curse

59. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Score: 67
Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

60. Breed by KT Davies
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Heir of Fire

61. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #3
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Waking Fire

62. The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
Draconis Memoria #1
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadow’s Lure

63. Shadow’s Lure by Jon Sprunk
Shadow series: Book 2
Score: 59
Our rating: 5.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

Beneath an Opal Moon

64. Beneath an Opal Moon by Eric Van Lustbader
Sunset Warrior Cycle #4
Score: 55
Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

65. Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 8
Score: 41
Our rating: 4.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Thief-Takers Apprentice

66. The Thief-Takers Apprentice by Stephen Deas
Score: 39
Our rating: 3.9 | 0 positive reader reviews