Tyler Whitesides is the author of the bestselling children's series, Janitors, and The Wishmakers. The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is his adult debut. When he's not writing, Tyler enjoys playing percussion, hiking, fly fishing, cooking and theatre. He lives in the mountains of northern Utah with his wife and son.
In general, a classic heist. In detail, a marvelously, clever plotted and genius story . . . From start to finish this is an amazing read -- THE BOOK PLANK on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN The plot and world of this book are one of a kind . . . a very impressive debut -- THE QUILL TO LIVE on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN This one is for all you fans of Scott Lynch and Marshall Ryan Maresca eager to meet your next favorite fantasy ne'er-do-well -- B&N SCI-FI AND FANTASY BLOG on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN The first act is a high spirited caper as Ardor and his team infiltrate the royal court. The tone turns darker and more violent in the second act as they head to an island where dragons roost . . . a cracking introduction to a new fantasy world that demands further exploration -- SFX on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN A platinum rogue and no mistake, I defy anyone to not be won over by Ard's charms . . . I had a great time reading this novel. The characters are loads of fun and the plot is so twisty and turny that if it were a baked good it would be a pretzel. If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you . . . Highly recommended -- THE ELOQUENT PAGE on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have read in years! -- A FANTASTICAL LIBRARIAN on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN Mission Impossible, but with magic, dragons and a series of heists that go from stealing a crown to saving the world. A fun, terrific read I heartily recommend -- David Dalglish, on THE THOUSAND DEATHS OF ARDOR BENN