The Silent Deal by Levi StackTuesday, August 27, 2013
Publication Date: May 2, 2013
Source: by author in exchange for an honest review
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When Viktor and Romulus, two peasant boys, dig too deep into their town’s strange past, they awaken the wrath of a mysterious overlord. As the blood brothers struggle to survive, their search for answers takes them through gambling parlors, bare-knuckle boxing matches, and dark forests full of wild animals and men alike. But even with the help of their friends, can they escape the deathly experiments their foe is creating in Staryi Castle?A young miner’s son, Viktor, befriends the boy of the forest, Romulus. Together, they discover the history behind their town’s odd laws. What started out as a harmless curiosity to learn more turns into a fight for their lives.
Enter the bold lands of the Russian Empire where the colorful characters of The Card Game dwell, from the fortune-tellers and fire-jugglers of the Romani Gypsies, to the dangerous criminals that make up the Thieves World, the predecessor of the Russian Mafia.
An explosive mixture of adventure and mystery, The Silent Deal is a young adult novel that will rip readers through the pages. A perilous journey awaits… --Goodreads
If I were going to judge this book on its cover, I would have never picked it up. However, the summary on the back had me itching to know more. After reading The Silent Deal, the cover is spot on with the story. Whereas the cover is just okay, the story is phenomenal.