Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Spotlight On: A Prequel- Poison Dance

Hello and Happy New Year!!! 

I decided to start a new series for These Stardust Words! Every month, I will choose a different thing to spotlight. Whether it be a genre, a series, a book, a cover, anything I want. This month, the spotlight is on an amazing prequel that I recently read.

Poison Dance

Livia Blackburne

A prequel novella to the 2014 release "Midnight Thief" 


So, a few weeks ago, I found Midnight Thief on goodreads, and I was really excited to add it to my TBR pile, as well as my "I seriously can't wait for these releases" list in my head. So when the author, Livia Blackburne, offered to send a copy of the previously unheard of (to me) prequel, I jumped at the chance to start to get to know this world. And I was not disappointed.

Basically, in Midnight Thief, James is the leader of an assassins guild, and this is his backstory. Poison Dance takes place in a high-fantasy world, somewhat reminiscent of the Graceling world or the Eragon world, and in Poison Dance, James and his two friends- Bacchus and Rand- are lowly teenage assassins, hanging out in the lowest social rung of the guild.

The premise of the story is that the leader of the guild has just died, and so someone else must take initiative and kill their way to the top. Meanwhile, James has stumbled into the acquaintance of a lovely and mysterious girl names Thalia, who has a strange request for him- help her kill a nobleman.

I was highly satisfied with this prequel. It only took me an hour or so to get through, as it is only 50 printed pages, but I loved the glimpse into the character of James, and the opportunity to see the world that Midnight Thief will take place in. I give it 4.5 stars, only because I wanted more!

Find the Book on Goodreads 




  1. so glad you ended up reading this too- James was a character I was liking in Midnight Thief's description even. Already Team James for Midnight Thief btw and I'm not even sure there's teams. Time for you to start shipping her and the other guy :P

    1. I thought it was more of an older brother type of thing? Lol in any case I'll probably like her with Tristam more when the book comes out. We shall see ;)


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