6 HUGE stars|Amazon|Goodreads I've never fallen so in love with Anti-Heros. I mean in the real of Ketterdam, I see them as actual heroes. They may have lied to themselves about their true motivations, and they may still be thieves, but they are heroes none the less. All of the characters, each part of the story, this author is brilliant. She successfully weaves a complete world that you get lost in. The whole world is somewhere I wish I could visit. get lost in. These characters, even if they were swindling me, I would want to meet them. Just to say that I did. This book was epic. It is truly conniving and brilliant. You fall in love with these thieves and are on the hunt for this treasure just like they are. You are in it for the same reasons they are, to see them get what they deserve. To see where it goes. Then you have the ANGST in this book. I NEED IT SO BAD. It was beautiful torture. It isn't apparent angst, not outright that is. What you do get is a side glances, the thoughts floating in the air, and the things that no one will acknowledge. It was a rush and I loved it. I am all over the place. I know. I just can't get enough. A fantasy that builds a civilization around you as you read and has you falling in love with the not so good guys.