Honor Among Thieves (Hope & Steel: Book I)

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Honor Among Thieves (Hope & Steel: Book I)
by J.M. Aucoin


Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Sword & Cape
eBook &  Paperback; Pages: 330
Series: Hope & Steel (Book One)
Genre: Historical Adventure/Swashbuckler
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France, March 1609. The French Wars of Religion are over, but forces still conspire against the crown…
Darion Delerue, former soldier turned highwayman, has only two things of value—the hope in his heart and the steel at his side. After a heist on a royal ambassador goes wrong, Darion is thrown into a political plot to undermine the crown, pitting his old life as an honorable soldier against his new life as a thief and bandit. His actions could send France back into civil war.
Honor Among Thieves is a gripping tale of daring sword-play and political intrigue, with superb historical detail of 17th Century France that will have readers wanting to draw their swords and fight for glory!

My review:
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review.
Four Stars
 "Honor Among Thieves" was a great and fun read.  It was true to the description. There was a alof ot adventure, history and conspiracies.  I thought the the author really did a great job of developing Darion.  He was complex and very human.  I really enjoyed his vulnerability and his fallibility.  I'm happy to hear that this is a part of a series.  I loved the time period that the author picked because it's right when France is in the process of recreating itself.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Author. Fencer. Sometimes actor. Full-time nerd. J.M. AUCOIN is the product of when a five-year-old boy who fell in love with reruns of Guy William’s Zorro grows into a mostly functional adult. He now spends his time writing swashbucklers and historical adventure stories, and has an (un)healthy obsession with The Three Musketeers.
When not writing, he practices historical fencing, crafts historical outfits, and covers the Boston Bruins for the award-winning blog Days of Y’Orr. He lives in Heraldwolf’s Stone with his fiancĂ©e Kate, and their dire-beagle, Rex.
For more information visit J.M. Aucoin’s website and blog. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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