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text 2018-04-26 14:57
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes $1.99
The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

Loch is seeking revenge. 

It would help if she wasn’t in jail.

 

The plan: to steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but now is in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so Loch—former soldier, former prisoner, current fugitive—must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shapeshifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical warhammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills to help her break into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire and the vault that holds her family’s treasure—all while eluding the unrelenting pursuit of Justicar Pyvic, whose only mission is to see the law upheld.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

The Palace Job is a funny, action-packed, high-fantasy heist caper in the tradition of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series, from debut author Patrick Weekes.

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text 2018-04-10 17:19
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes $1.99 or KU! (I picked it up)
The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

Loch is seeking revenge. 

It would help if she wasn’t in jail.

The plan: to steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but now is in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so Loch—former soldier, former prisoner, current fugitive—must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shapeshifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical warhammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills to help her break into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire and the vault that holds her family’s treasure—all while eluding the unrelenting pursuit of Justicar Pyvic, whose only mission is to see the law upheld.

What could possibly go wrong?

The Palace Job is a funny, action-packed, high-fantasy heist caper in the tradition of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series, from debut author Patrick Weekes

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review 2017-01-09 15:06
Book Review - The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (writer for Bioware on both the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises) is a somewhat shallow but action-packed novel set in a magical fantasy world.  Loch and Kail are former Scouts for the Republic who are planning to steal a priceless Elven manuscript back from the man who framed them…which would be easier if they weren’t in the jail that hangs from the bottom of a floating city.  Thankfully that’s only a minor problem for Loch, and she quickly escapes and starts to gather your usual motley team to steal the thing.

 

The plot tumbles forward headlong from there, introducing the various players, including a unicorn, a Death priestess, an intelligent warhammer, a shifty illusionist, a farmboy, a martial artist from the enemy Empire, and more.  There’s a lot of characters and Weekes isn’t too interested in going deep with all of them, but the book is genuinely funny and deals with some of the typical fantasy tropes in a unique way, so I’m good with it.  The Ocean’s Eleven comparison you see a lot are apt – you’re just expected to roll with the characters after their little introductions.  If that’s something that would bother you, just be aware.

 

The Palace Job is a fun adventure starring an eclectic cast of characters.  It’s not more than that, but it *is* entertaining.  You can read it for free via Prime Reading if you are an Amazon Prime member, or it’s $3.99 to buy.

Source: www.honkifyoulovejustice.com/2017/01/09/book-review-the-palace-job-by-patrick-weekes
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review 2016-09-04 18:52
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

 

It's billed as a fun-filled romp and it's actually pretty much a fun-filled romp. :)

 

I don't know that it breaks new ground in the fantasy genre, but The Palace Job is very entertaining.  It's a heist book and I love heist books.  Call it a very early exposure to Ocean's Eleven - the Frank Sinatra original.  :)

 

I liked the fact that the leader of the band of rogues is a woman and she is oh so very capable, but she has flaws too.  They all have flaws.  Even the shape-changing unicorn.  *LOL*

 

I bought the 3 books (so far) of the Rogues of the Republic series when they were on sale - a guts call - and I'm glad I did.  The Palace Job was a really fun read and I'm looking forward to getting around to the other two.  (Remember, I don't binge read series.)

 

 

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review 2016-06-15 00:00
The Paladin Caper (Rogues of the Republic Book 3)
The Paladin Caper (Rogues of the Republic Book 3) - Patrick Weekes so much character development ;_; not enough banging. for serious tho, really nice contained series. while I'd love to see more of these people in the future, things are all wrapped up so nicely.
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