I received an e copy from Netgalley. All opinions are my own. I read this without reading the previous series and I had no problems following along. This story is very well-written and the author does a great job using multiple POV's. I was very much invested in the characters, especially Charisee and Kiam. The story flowed very well. The scenery is very vivid and detailed. Political intrigue, a Princess and mother who will do anything to protect her past and her daughters future, an assassin with a heart of gold, sorcery, demons, switched identities and hints of magic are just some of the interesting themes peppered throughout the pages. I would highly recommend The Lyre Thief and will definitely purchase a print copy and look forward to reading more of this authors work.