Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett is a Sci-fi/Fantasy novel full of humor, action, and completely amazing world-building. This is the first book I’ve read by Robert Jackson Bennet but after finishing this book I am definitely going to check out his other books.
The story begins with the main character, an extremely talented thief by the name of Sancia, stealing a box with an object inside of immense power. Handing the box over to the mysterious buyer would result in a rather large amount of money that she desperately needs. However, the thought of not knowing what she stole for such a large sum of cash doesn’t sit well. Defying the order that came with stealing the box, Sancia takes a peek inside and discovers it’s an ancient tool of unimaginable powers. When the people who hired her to thieve the box come looking for their prize, Sancia discovers that she might have gotten herself into something she did not want to get tangled up in. Teaming up with some unlikely allies, including the head of the waterfront police force (where Sancia had stolen the box from), Sancia joins forces to uncover the sinister schemes that are at play and determine how to put a stop to a potentially apocalyptic event.
The character development was excellent and I found all the characters to be very likeable. The author did a great job in creating this world in such a way that it feels as if you are right there in Tevanne. While being complex, the magic that is present in this was explained in such ways that I found it easy to follow everything that was happening.
I am eagerly awaiting the next book!
*I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*