I am a sucker for fairy tales. Give me a novel approach/revamping of fairy tales and you’ve got a captive audience! The Thief of Cahraman by Lucy Tempest is a well done re-imagining of the Aladdin tale. The book only contains the first 1/3 of the story, but luckily for me (and you), the rest of the story is published. To make the delightful story better, there are hints and tie ins from other tales that promise to make a widely elaborate world stitched together from the fabric of different tales. Very much ala “Once Upon A Time”, which I also very much enjoy.
The Thief of Cahraman is a tale of a thief who gets forced into pretending to be a princess to have access to the castle. Throughout trying to obtain her objective, which will free her family and allow her to leave, she has the adventure of the lifetime. In a story which takes every scrap of skill, impulsiveness, and heart, the reader will see how Adelaide (the thief) fares in her quest.