One of the best new fantasy stories out there. Theft of Swords is a combination epic fantasy and a story of two friends finding their path while relying on each other a bit more each step along the way. The writing it well-structured and stays out of the way of the story and really helps keep you drawn in to the engaging story. There are numerous plot lines but only a couple are left unresolved at the end of the volume leaving you wanting more from the second volume in the series (which I started immediately upon completing this one).Highly recommended for fantasy and general fiction readers as well. Definitely not one to pass up if you're looking for a nice escape during the dreary winter months.