68 pages 2 hours read

Mary E. Pearson

Dance of Thieves

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

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Character Analysis

Kazimyrah "Kazi" of Brightmist

Kazi is one of the two protagonists in the novel. She is a member of the Rahtan, the Queen of Venda’s elite guard. At the beginning of the novel, she is sent as the mission lead to Hell’s Mouth to find the Watch Captain Beaufort Illarion who betrayed Morrighan in the devastating war six years ago. Kazi is searching for redemption at the beginning of the novel because of a mistake she made related to her past. Kazi was once a legendary Vendan street thief called Ten; she became a thief after her mom was kidnapped when she was six. After the benevolent Queen Lia was installed, Kazi spit in her face because she didn’t know how to navigate a world of freedom. Instead of killing her, the queen was compassionate and allowed Kazi to train to become a Rahtan. On a mission, Kazi attacked a foreign ambassador who she thought was her mom’s kidnapper. As a result, her team was endangered Kazi was imprisoned for months before the queen secured her release. Kazi feels like she let the queen and her team down and is determined not to let her past trauma get in the way of a mission again.