A young thief, caught between the rightful regent and the lord of the underworld. Fantasy novel with a touch of mafia and mystery.
The city state of Istonnia is suffering, its people cowering under the thumb of a despotic ruler.
Nivvo is a young thief, not interested in anything except keeping himself and his sister alive.
That changes when he accidentally overhears a conversation.
Now Nivvo finds himself up to his neck in trouble. He has only one night to find the rightful heir. He has to smuggle him out of the city before the tyrant and his black-clad soldiers kill them both. And he has to avoid the crime lord’s watchful eyes, for if Vicco Cambrosi catches them, they might be better off dead…
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One of the things that I think is most amazing to me is that everything about this book instantly stands out as unique.
The book grabbed my attention from the first page, with a unique plot and interesting characters.
I absolutely loved this book.
I’m not crazy about the cover, but I am crazy about the book.
I don’t often enjoy historical fiction but I just couldn’t put this book down.
It’s obvious that the author likes her characters.
Angelika Rust wrote ‘Ratpaths’ with the very distinct intention of telling a story, a good story.
The key to the book is the way the story is set and flows in a manner it is hard to put down.
The story moves along at a brisk pace, and there is just the right amount of action.
Ratpaths is for the most part about Nivvo stealing a person, and the mess that makes of life in Istonnia and Nivvo’s life.
Ratpaths is an entertaining page-turner, by turns thrilling, funny, touching, horrifying.