Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Once again, a story diminished by being stretched into a trilogy. This semi-medieval society, one with no technology but surrounded by something "different" (creatures/people who can shapechange, and who knows what beyond the mountains) was relatively familiar, as were the characters. The most promising idea, the Assassins Guild, disappointed because it didn't do anything different. And then there's the potential love triangle I can just see creeping in over the next book... Having said that, middle grade readers looking for a new Pierce or Wynne Jones will be happy. So there is that.
ARC provided by publisher.