No Heart For A Thief (Malitu #1) By James Lloyd Dulin | BOOK SPOTLIGHT | Escapist Book Tours


TITLE : No Heart For A Thief (Malitu #1)

AUTHOR : James Lloyd Dulin

GENRE : Epic Fantasy


Pages: 428

DATE OF PUBLISHING : January 24, 2023

PUBLISHER : G & D Publishing (Self Published)

Welcome to my tour stop for No Heart For A Thief, first book in the Malitu series by James Lloyd Dulin, hosted by Escapist Book Tours. I am so grateful to be part of The Escapist Book Tours and today I will be doing Bookish Spotlight for this debut Epic Fantasy. Make sure to check The Escapist Book Tours out because they do an awesome job of introducing a lot of new titles mainly self pub and indie published SFF books. 

If you are interested in checking out the official page for the book tour – CLICK HERE 

Content/Trigger Warnings :

Shown on page :

Graphic violence, Violence toward children, Derogatory behavior toward marginalized characters based on skin color and gender identity, Colonialism, Death of family members, Drug addiction, Survivor’s Guilt, Religious manipulation

Alluded to :

Drug use, Slavery, Kidnapping


We are the stories we tell ourselves…even the lies.

The Thief, a great spirit, and her descendants have abused their ability to steal magic for centuries. When Kaylo starts to hear the song of other people’s magic, he must learn to hide from his people as well as the invaders. A gift or a curse, Kaylo may be able to save his people from the Gousht Empire that claimed their land with this stolen magic.

Eighteen years later, Kaylo still prays to the spirits, but not out of loyalty or love. He knows better than to rely on those selfish bastards for anything. While hiding in the forest from his foolish acts of rebellion, he encounters a girl, Tayen, being pursued by two soldiers of the empire. Against his better judgment, he risks facing the consequences of his past to intervene.

When Tayen attempts to run off seeking vengeance for her family, he offers to train her to wield her magic and a blade. If he can’t convince her to relinquish her need for vengeance and stave off the demons of his past, he’s going to get them both killed.


See Also: 

(This is our attempt at a bit of fun. We ask our authors to come up with a few short, clever, possibly pop
culture laden, descriptions of their books just to give a little taste of what’s to come for readers.)

Cross The Hound with Mr. Miyagi • Build a Story like a Russian Nesting Doll with More Blood and Trauma • Add Moody Spirits


No Heart for a Thief will be free on Amazon from Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:00 AM PDT – Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT.


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James is a nerd with a head full of stories and limited time to put them on the page.

He grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, spending an excessive amount of time at a local community theater where he developed his affinity for storytelling. This affinity grew into a deep admiration for language and spoken word poetry while studying mathematics and education at the University of Michigan. A few hundred mediocre poems and lackluster performances later, he decided his dream of writing a novel might not be as ridiculous as he once thought. He firmly believes that art—even silly books about magic, or maybe especially silly books about magic—has the ability to tell stories that sink beneath the surface.




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