As the Crow Flies—Tales of a Thief, Book 1

As the Crow Flies

If you want the gold, the fame, the vengeance—the quickest route is… As the Crow Flies.

I am Crow, and I am a thief.

Not just any thief, mind, but the best and most famous thief in all the glittering empire. Ask anyone. Ask Tanris, who’s hunted me all these years and never pinched so much as a tail feather.

Ask Baron Duzayan, the scheming wizard who convinced me to steal a myth. I always said you couldn’t trust a wizard, and Duzayan is a stellar warning against the breed. He took my beautiful Tarsha. He poisoned me. And he gave me to Tanris.

He shouldn’t have done that. I’ll fetch his silly trinket, then I’ll be back to ruin him—Or die trying…

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What Others Are Saying About As the Crow Flies

“I love a good cloak and purse-cutting dagger, and Crow delivers. He’s armed with a silver tongue, sleeping dust, feet that’d make a cat feel ungainly, a razor mind, and a diploma for best-in-class at the school of fine thieving and infiltration (awarded by me). I’ve read about approximately a billion thieves and even played the vintage first-person-looter games Thief, but Crow still impressed me as a sterling example of skulduggery.” 
~A.E. Marling, author of Brood of Bones

“Robin Lythgoe has created a delightful tale of magic, intrigue, and plenty of good old-fashioned luck in As the Crow Flies. Following the adventure of Crow and Tanris is quite entertaining and offers an enjoyable look into a mystical world that is also quite realistic. I really enjoyed the combination of characters – especially the dragon.”
~Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite

“What a surprisingly fun, engaging, and addictive read. I wasn’t planning on liking this book. I guess I hadn’t heard much and my expectation was low. So when I found myself irritated by interruptions, I realized it was blowing past those low expectations.

“First and foremost, I can honestly say I loved the voice of Crow. That’s what drew me in. That’s what made me want to keep picking this up. So that translates into a very well written book, in my opinion. The voice of Crow was addictively funny and solidly consistent even as his character grew during his travels. I loved the dry, cynical, realistic, clever, selfish, selfless, and sarcastic nature of Crow, which played wonderfully against Tanris’s altruistic personality. The two had a sort of chemistry that worked together.
~L.K. Evans, author of Keepers of Arden


“As the Crow Flies,” was also a Kindle Book Review, 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semifinalist