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The Goldsmith and the Master Thief, by Tonke Dragt

fern17's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

esle's review against another edition

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3.0

Leuke verhalen voor het slapen gaan, wel enorm ouderwets maarja dat viel te verwachten haha.

luftschlosseule's review against another edition

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4.0

Twins Jiacomo and Laurenzo want to work together, but everywhere they ask, only one position is open, so they decide to each go a different path and meet again in a year.

This reads like a fairy tale. It's starts off with their parents being visited by a pair of dogs, a pair of kittens and a pair of pidgeons shortly before their child is due to be born, and then - surprise! - instead of one child, twins are born.

You could read each chapter as it's own, there are only minor details that are relevant for the future story. I think this would be perfect as a good night story, one chapter each day.

I liked this, the only problem I had was that it's quite repetitve with the plans the twins come up with. It's not meant to be read mostly in one sitting, which I had planned to do. But that is my fault, and my planning, not this book.

Regarding the content matter: This is set in a world that feels Italian, with the names and all, but this is not fantasy. There is no magic in this, apart from the story telling.

The arc was provided by the publisher.

meepymeep's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

kates_book_nook's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.5

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