Prequel to Midnight Thief
Young Adult Fantasy
Summery from Goodreads:
James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out—if he’ll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that’s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison.
First off I would read Midnight Thief before you read Poison Dance.It makes a lot more sense read in that order.
Before James was leader of the Assassin’s Guild. Before he even thought of Kyra there was a girl named Thalia who needed his help. I enjoyed this insight into a character I have had such a hard time getting a read on.I never trusted James in Midnight Thief.This novella seems to want to make you sympathize with James and at the end I did feel sorry for him and have a grudging respect for him for what he did for Thalia and wanting to change things.This story helped shape the James we meet in Midnight Thief and I understand James’s character better from reading this story.
Rating:4 out of 5
Nicole The Reading Rebel