Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Lord Mouse
Author: Mason Thomas
Heroes: Garron & Mouse
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 06, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.
But that could change.
When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free Lord Garron, the son of a powerful duke arrested on trumped up charges in a rival duchy. Mouse doesn’t do rescue missions. He’s no altruistic hero, and something about the job reeks. But he cannot turn his back on that much coin—enough to buy a king’s pardon for the murder charge hanging over his head.
Getting Garron out of his tower prison is the easy part. Now, they must escape an army of guardsmen, a walled keep and a city on lockdown, and a ruthless mage using her power to track them. Making matters worse, Mouse is distracted by Garron’s charm and unyielding integrity. Falling for a client can lead to mistakes. Falling for a nobleman can lead to disaster. But Mouse is unprepared for the dangers behind the plot to make Lord Garron disappear.
Mouse may be a master thief but he has a firm rule of never taking rescue jobs so when someone offers him a ton of gold for his troubles, Mouse can’t say no. He knew it’d be difficult trying to free Lord Garron but he’s never failed a job and he wasn’t going to start now. What he didn’t expect is falling for the very man he’s trying to rescue. Will Mouse be able to get Garron through an army of guardsmen and a ruthless mage who may just be able to best Mouse?
I absolutely LOVED this book! It’s no secret I’m a big fan of fantasies and think there’s just not enough of them being published in the M/M genre so when I saw this one, I was ecstatic to start reading it and I was not disappointed. Mouse is such a likable little thief and the fact that he had some morales made his very endearing. At the same time, Garron was a great character because I just adored his sense of honor.
It was interesting to see how Garron reacted to Mouse trying to save him and how he didn’t want to cause issues to people that weren’t directly involved. Being able to see their entire journey while they tried to escape made for a good amount of suspense, action and a bit of mystery. The only issue I had with this book, though, was that it’s pretty obvious who ‘set’ Garron up from the beginning.
In the end, this was an intriguingly fascinating story. I fell in love with it and couldn’t put it down once I started. I absolutely adored the characters and their adventure in trying to escape, as well as, watching their feelings develope for one another. I hope the author considers writing a sequel because I really want to read more about Garron and Mouse!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*