2018 Jul 13
The most powerful man in the republic framed her, threw her in prison, and stole a priceless elven manuscript from her family.
With the help of a crack team that includes an illusionist, a unicorn, a death priestess, a talking warhammer, and a lad with a prophetic birthmark, Loch must find a way into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire–and get past the magic-hunting golems and infernal sorcerers standing between her and the vault that holds her family’s treasure.
It’d be tricky enough without the military coup and unfolding of an ancient evil prophecy–but now the determined and honourable Justicar Pyvic has been assigned to take her in.
But hey, every plan has a few hitches.
American author, Patrick Weekes, has penned his fair share of Fantasy works. A writer at BioWare, having written for both Mass Effect and Dragon Age writing teams, this experience undoubtedly adds to the fast-paced action Weekes creates in The Palace Job.
Ocean’s Eleven meets a fantasy land of golems, talking war hammers and shape shifting unicorns in Weekes’ novel. Loch (our protagonist), with the single minded- and near impossible – goal of heistingthe priceless manuscript rightfully belonging to her family, recruits the most eccentric of characters for her cause. Resourceful, comical and undeniably lovable- this is one crew you are not going to forget.
Novels that include large casts tend to lack depth and there is often a character or two that isn’t quite necessary. It brings me utmost joy to say that Weekes does a phenomenal job in giving each of his characters life, complete with both flaws and endearments. The highlight and longest running joke of the novel being Kail’s (Loch’s right-hand man) penchant for insulting his opponents’ mothers in a variety of languages and phrases that simply never get old and always gets the job done.
Featuring one motley crew, a prison escape, floating cities, ogres, zombies and much more, this is one heist you’ll desperately wish was adapted to the big screen. But, no matter, your imagination will still have a field day as Weekes spins a novel of jam-packed action, hilarious verbal exchanges and a game of deception with twists and turns like no other!