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.

1. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
The Night Angel Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 113
Our rating: 8.7 | 26 positive reader reviews
The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city’s most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’ [...]

2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.5 | 5 positive reader reviews
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. A con [...]

3. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Book of the Ancestor #1
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.5 | 3 positive reader reviews
At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blad [...]

4. King of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Wounded Kingdom #3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING . . .Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-Kin [...]

5. Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 4
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal masterm [...]

6. The Thief's Gamble by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Wizards have been self-exiled to the isle of Hadrumal after years of war turned the populace against mage-born. Here, they are trying to regain the magic and knowledge lost to the past when mages were hunted and libraries burnt or left for ruin. The theory that heirloom objects may keep traces of [...]

7. The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron
The Legend of Eli Monpress: Book 3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation. Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. [...]

8. Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations #1
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews
Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles--until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and tra [...]

9. The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron
The Legend of Eli Monpress: Book 1
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews
Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief. But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a [...]

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

11. The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller
Godspeaker: Book 2
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The King of Ethrea is dying and has left no one as his successor except his daughter Princess Rhian, who is not yet old enough to take up the throne in her own right unless she is married. While Rhian despairs over the death of her father, so soon after the death of her brothers, she fails to see [...]

12. The Fifth Empire of Man by Rob J Hayes
The Best Laid Plans #2
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Pirate Isles are united under Drake Morrass’ flag, but the war has only just begun. There’s still a long way to go before he’s able to call himself King, and traitors at every turn. The Five Kingdoms and Sarth have assembled a fleet of ships unlike any the world has ever see [...]

13. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
The Fire Sacraments #1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Two village boys mistaken for assassins become the decisive figures in the battle for a continent in the thrilling new desert-based epic fantasy by the author of The Red Wolf Conspiracy. Kandri Hinjuman was never meant to be a soldier. His brother Mektu was never meant for t [...]

14. Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 7
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Young Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming.But Artemis is behaving strangely [...]

15. Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 6
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has a new mission – and this time it's personal. Artemis's mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure is for Artemis – with Holly Short by his side – to go back in time to battle his younger, more evil self . . . A [...]

16. Empress by Karen Miller
Godspeaker: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
First she was an unwanted daughter who was sold into slavery and then she became a warrior and then the Empress. Hekat started life knowing nothing but pain and anger but as she grew up she knew that she was special, she was godtouched. No matter what anyone tells her Hekat knew she was special. [...]

17. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.3 | 7 positive reader reviews
They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count.Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lam [...]

18. 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 and his bodyguard Butler have set up a meeting in Chicago with dangerous international businessman Jon Spiro. In his latest eager attempt to make money, using a priceless futuristic cube of purloined Fairy gadgetry that can do just about anything, Artemis has underestimated Spiro and arri [...]

19. Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 5
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ten millennia ago, the fairy People were defeated in a great battle with mankind, forcing them to move underground. Only the eighth family of fairies remained undefeated: the demons. But now one demon has discovered the secrets of the fairy world, and if humans get hold of this information the fa [...]

20. The Death of Dulgath by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Three times they tried to kill her. Then a professional was hired. So was Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Roy [...]

21. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
The epic conclusion of the internationally bestselling Nevernight Chronicle from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic. [...]

22. The Gambler's Fortune by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 3
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Livak has decided it's time she turned her new-found connections with powerful mages and mighty princes into solid advantage for herself. If she is to have any sort of future with the swordsman Ryshad, they need the means to live independently of her gambling and travel and the ties of his oa [...]

23. The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
A dear friend is brutally beaten. Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born. One year earlier, two thieves were saved from certain death by the compassion of a stranger. Unable to forget the woman who saved their lives, Royce and Hadrian now return to Gwen DeLancy and are shocked when she refuses [...]

24. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
The Black Iron Legacy #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.The city has always been. The city must finally end.When three thieves - an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man - [...]

25. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 7.8 | 7 positive reader reviews
Artemis Fowl is a 12 year old genius born into the Fowl dynasty, that is, he is heir apparent and an already accomplished master of criminal activities that have founded the Fowl empire; he also has every intention of continuing in his father’s footsteps. With his manservant, bodyguard and [...]

26. Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Our intrepid anti-hero Artemis Fowl returns again in this second instalment in Eoin Colfer’s best selling series. Artemis, having been installed at a prestigious boarding school by his now recovered mother Angelina, takes great delight in confounding the school psychologist and taking leave [...]

27. Lex Trent Versus the Gods by Alex Bell
Lex Trent series: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Cheats never prosper. At least that’s what everyone else would have you believe. But Lex Trent knows better. Lex knows that, with a bit of luck, the quickest route to success is to lie, swindle and cheat all the way to the top. Unfortunately Lex has taken his scams a step too far… Ra [...]

28. Hammer of God by Karen Miller
Godspeaker: Book 3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Mijak is getting close to dominating not only the deserts but now the seas. Ethrea is just a short sail away but the wind refuses to cooperate and Hekat is getting frustrated. It is time for Mijak to bring their rule to the rest of the world but there is something wrong and only a sacrifice on a [...]

29. Lex Trent Fighting With Fire by Alex Bell
Lex Trent series: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lex Trent is the reigning champion of The Games and can't resist the challenge of defending his title. The final round will take place in the Wild West, allowing Lex the chance to claim the legendary Sword of Life. With Lex's mix of skill, quick-wittedness (and with Lady Luck on his side) [...]

30. The Swordsman's Oath by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ryshad had no choice but to kill his long-time friend and ally Aiten. Aiten's mind had been corrupted by the mysterious Elietimm and he was a danger to himself and a deadly threat to others. But that is no consolation to the grieving Ryshad and certainly will be of no help when he tries to ex [...]

31. The Assassin's Edge by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 5
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
After a long winter spent in the Kellarin colony, the crafty and beautiful Livak is anxious to move on. Now an opportunity is on the horizon. The reclamation of a lost southern settlement is in the offing, but those involved, Livak included, must await the spring arrival of the first ship from th [...]

32. Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover
The Acts of Caine: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does. At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana [...]

33. The Crown Tower by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Two men who hate each other. One impossible mission. A legend in the making. Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the g [...]

34. It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise by Rob J Hayes
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
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, t [...]

35. The Barrow by Mark Smylie
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
To find the Sword, unearth the Barrow. To unearth the Barrow, follow the Map. When a small crew of scoundrels, would-be heroes, deviants, and ruffians discover a map that they believe will lead them to a fabled sword buried in the barrow of a long-dead wizard, they think they've struck it ric [...]

36. Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Wounded Kingdom #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land's best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But their latest mission tasks him and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it i [...]

37. Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Wounded Kingdom #2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING... The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton’s heels. The place he knew no longer exists. War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown & [...]

38. The Prince of Cats by Daniel E Olesen
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
To stay alive, Jawad must succeed where all others have failed: he must catch the Prince of Cats. More legend than man, the Prince is draped in rumours. He can steal the silver teeth from your mouth in the blink of a smile. He is a ghost to walls and vaults, he laughs at locks, and Jawad must cap [...]

39. Den of Thieves by David Chandler
The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.3 | 1 positive reader reviews
Born and raised in the squalid depths of the Free City of Ness, Malden becomes a thief by necessity. Now he must pay a fortune to join the criminal operation of Cutbill, lord of the underworld- and one does not refuse the master ... and live.The coronet of the Burgrave would fulfill Malden [...]

40. The Thief Who Pulled On Troubles Braids by Michael McClung
Amra Thetys Series #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
Amra Thetys lives by two simple rules—take care of business, and never let it get personal. Thieves don't last long in Lucernis otherwise. But when a fellow rogue and good friend is butchered on the street in a deal gone wrong, she turns her back on burglary and goes after something mor [...]

41. Honor Among Thieves by David Chandler
The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
When allies become enemies, to whom can a clever thief turn? Armed with one of seven Ancient Blades, Malden was chosen by Fate to act as savior… and failed dismally. And now there is no stopping the barbarian hordes from invading and pillaging the kingdom of Skrae. Suddenly friends and for [...]

42. Giant Thief by David Tallerman
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Meet Easie Damasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer. Even the wicked can't rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland. Damasco might get away in one piece, but he's going to need help. Big time. [...]

43. Spit and Song by Travis Riddle
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Kali is a merchant who yearns to leave the harsh deserts of Herrilock and travel across the sea, trading goods and soaking in the sights and cultures. With a new potion on the market undercutting her profits, though, her seabound dreams are put on hold indefinitely.Failed musician Puk hits [...]

44. Heir of Novron by Michael J Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations #3
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday of Wintertide, they plan to execute two traitors (Degan Gaunt and the Witch of Melengar) as well as force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they di [...]

45. In Wilder Lands by Jim Galford
The Fall of Eldvar: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The wilding Estin just wanted to be left alone, find shelter and food, and live to a nice old age. With war escalating around him, these may be beyond his reach. Instead, survival becomes his only goal as he flees civilization to pursue the chance at a better life by following a fox wildling into [...]

46. A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they fear only one man. Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into [...]

47. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Th [...]

48. Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like a poison kiss and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a mis [...]

49. The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter by Michael J Sullivan
The Ryria Chronicles #4
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn't enough. When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows ca [...]

50. Jade War by Fonda Lee
The Green Bone Saga #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.Beyond Kekon's borders, war is brewing. Po [...]

51. The Black Hawks by David Wragg
Articles of Faith: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory – he dreams of going home. When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded princ [...]

52. 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
Heroes for hire. If you can pay.Buc:Brilliant street-ratHer mind leaps from clues to conclusions in the blink of an eye.Eld:Ex-soldierBuc’s partner-in-crime.No. Not in crime—in crime-solving.They’ve been hired for their biggest [...]

53. A Thief in the Night by David Chandler
The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
As a thief, Malden is unparalleled in the Free City of Ness. But he has no desire to take up arms against the forces of horrific evil. Yet by saving the life of the knight Croy, Malden has bound himself to an ancient, noble brotherhood and he now possesses a magical weapon forged at the dawn of t [...]

54. Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk
Shadow series: Book 1
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the holy city of Othir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the place for a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples. Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade, but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidious plot. Pitt [...]

55. The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their f [...]

56. Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis
Reign of Secrets #1
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that of a vigilante—to hunt down [...]

57. The Crying Machine by Greg Chivers
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The world has changed, but Jerusalem endures. Overlooked by new superpowers, the Holy City of the future is a haven of spies and smugglers, exiles and extremists.A refugee with strange technological abilities searches for a place to disappear.An ambitious young criminal plots the he [...]

58. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #1
Score: 74
Our rating: 7.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a [...]

59. Rise of Empire by Michael J Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations #2
Score: 72
Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
War has come to Melengar and once more Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists whom are fighting the Imperialists in the south. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the [...]

60. The Scroll Thief by RF Long
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Malachy and his sister rely on his talents as a thief to survive the dangerous streets of Klathport, former capital of the once-great kingdom of Ithian. Stealing a few papers should have been a simple job. Instead, it nearly costs their lives and throws them into an improbable alliance with a sha [...]

61. The Warrior's Bond by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 4
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Einarinn's greatest warrior, the swordsman Ryshad, has sworn to protect his lord, Messire D'Olbriot, even if it means watching his love, the beautiful thief Livak, embark on a dangerous quest to find the lost aetheric magic on her own. But shadow and intrigue lie over the land, and a jour [...]

62. Shadow Chaser by Alexey Pehov
Chronicles of Siala: Book 2
Score: 69
Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Saddened because they have left one of their number in a grave in the wilderness, Harold and his companions continue their journey to the dreaded underground palace of Hrad Spein. There, knowing that armies of warriors and wizards before them have failed, they must fight legions of untold, myster [...]

63. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Score: 67
Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiancé  But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an [...]

64. Breed by KT Davies
Score: 66
Our rating: 6.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
After Breed, a Guild Blade of small renown, is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious spider like arrachnid assassin life really takes a turn for the worst. Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one handed priest magicia [...]

65. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #3
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wen [...]

66. The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
Draconis Memoria #1
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the Blood-blessed - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known [...]

67. Shadow's Lure by Jon Sprunk
Shadow series: Book 2
Score: 59
Our rating: 5.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
The unforgiving Northlands . . .In Othir, he was at the top of the food chain--an assassin beyond compare, a dark shadow in the night. But Caim left that life behind when he helped an empress claim her throne. And now his past has come calling again.Searching for the truth behind th [...]

68. Beneath an Opal Moon by Eric Van Lustbader
Sunset Warrior Cycle #4
Score: 55
Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
After taking to the sea bound for a distant island, Ronin battled the storm-tossed waters, searching for the answer to save mankind. As the tide turned towards great evil, he had no choice but to assume a new identity to face the apocalypse; that of the great Dai San, the Sunset Warrior. Terrible [...]

69. Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series: Book 8
Score: 41
Our rating: 4.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
IS THIS ARMAGEDDON FOR ARTEMIS FOWL? Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if t [...]

70. The Thief-Taker's Apprentice by Stephen Deas
Score: 39
Our rating: 3.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the master of their band, Hatchet. But there is a twist to this thief's tale. One day Berren goes to watch an execution of three thieves. He watches as the thief-taker takes his rewa [...]

71. The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan
The Black Iron Legacy #2
Score: 0
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Thieves, dangerous magic, and a weapon built with the power to destroy a god clash in this second novel of Gareth Hanrahan's acclaimed epic fantasy series, The Black Iron Legacy.Enter a city of spires and shadows...The Gutter Miracle changed the landscape of Guerdon forever. Six [...]