Stolen Ink is a story with a rather interesting plot concept. It does not only revolve around tattoo’s, but about magical tattoo’s. While the concept is not entirely new, I liked it. Unfortunately there were also some angles that didn’t quite work for me.
The story isn’t very long, but it actually felt very long because nothing really happens. Or rather it doesn’t take off. The reader spends a lot of time trying to figure this world out in which Dacian lives, but at the same time, we spend a lot of time in his head and not in the world itself. It’s almost like this story has a communication error between the characters and the world it’s set it.
In the story the reader is introduced to the all-powerful council, a governing-body that has Dacian shivering in his boots. And as we see the story from Dacian’s pov, it hard to really understand why it’s so story. We get only his pov.
This is the first book in a new series and my guess is that the first book it a set-up for the rest of the series, but it failed to give a really good introduction.