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Fantasy Faction

"I truly believe that this book will be one of the finest débuts of 2012 … it introduces a damned fine, unique narrative style and a couple of characters that could go on to have some truly epic adventures." ****

A fun story told at a breakneck hectic pace that doesn’t let up until the very end."


"It's incessant, but you're never bored and the prose is witty, plus there's no intrusive info-dumping employed to give the world its depth and authenticity."  *** 1/2

Publishers Weekly

"Tallerman’s charming, devil-may-care hero has plenty of swashbuckling roguishness to carry him through the planned sequels."



"I’m finding it hard to dislike anything about this book. It’s a fun, entertaining read, everything a good story should be; I found it refreshing and engrossing."  8/10


Juliet E. McKenna, author of The Tales of Einarinn

"Fast-paced, quick-witted, engaging; as apt a description of Easie Damasco, reluctant hero, as of the novel itself."


Morpheus Tales #16

"Tallerman provides a breathtaking first novel to delight fans and new readers alike.  A fine debut.  A fine fantasy novel."

Nevermet Press

"An excellent debut and I hope to see more from this fresh new talent in the future."



"Overall, an excellent fantasy debut."


Clockwork Reviews

"I would be hard pressed to find someone who would not enjoy [Giant Thief] ... If you get fed up of this book, you have got fed up of life."  ****



"It's always a bit of chance-taking to pick up an author you are not familiar with when it comes to finding something to read. In this case I am glad I did ... Definitely recommended."


My Favourite Books

"Cinematic and cool, Tallerman gives us a fun, fast debut where old fantasy tropes are dusted off and given a newer sheen for a new audience..."


Writing, Design and Life          

"The pace is fantastic and the action takes off right from the start ... an endearing protagonist, a host of excellent supporting characters, a less than communicative giant, and most importantly a unique story, are just some of the elements that make this book worth reading."

Morpheus Tales #15          

"A wryly amusing and entertaining read that also proves to be more thought provoking than might originally seem to be the case."

Warpcore SF

"Wherever Easie Damasco goes he leaves a trail of destruction and angry people eager to lynch him. Fortunately I felt just the opposite, and I hope this charming lawbreaker will be back for some sequels."

Geek Syndicate

"Tallerman has created a charming scoundrel in Easie Damasco; one whose company I would definitely seek out again."  *** 1/2



"I like Giant Thief a lot. It is fast paced fun with a lot of action and just what I needed."


Falcata Times          

"A story that sets up for a series remarkably well. Great stuff."


A Fantastical Librarian          

"If you're up for a fun, fast-paced adventure featuring rogues, giants and lots of fighting, you won't want to miss it!"


My Awful Reviews          

"Giant Thief was a fun roller coaster. I dug into it, thought it was predictable, and then the author hit me with something unexpected. I read on. The story felt predictable again, and whack!, another unexpected turn. Clever, ain't he?"


Fantasy Nibbles          

"This really is a fun read. Saltlick is adorable, I want one! It’s straightforward, linear, smack down the middle fast-paced goodness."


Gill Polack          

"Entirely charming."


Adventures Fantastic          

"David Tallerman is not an author with whom I was familiar before reading this book ... I'd be willing to be his name will become more prominent if he writes more books like this one."


Owlcat Mountain

"Giant Thief shows that Tallerman has a lot of promise as a novelist and I look forward to what he does next."

Bloodsong's Blog

"I loved this book!"

Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #40

"If you can do anything, you might as well do the most entertaining thing, and that's the route this book takes. David Tallerman will almost certainly go on to write more complex, substantial novels, but I hope he gives us a few more like this first."


The Guilded Earlobe

"A light, fun Fantasy novel, with a likeable, yet roguish lead."


Theresa Derwin's Terror-Tree

"With more cart and two legged chases than I’ve seen in recent fantasy novels, a pace that rattles along and a healthy helping of humour throughout, Giant Thief is worth every penny."


The Village Smith

"Who can go wrong with a book about an incorrigible thief whose rapier wit is stronger than his backbone."


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