The Magic Thief
In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not.... show more
In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who—or what—is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.
Publish date: June 3rd 2008
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
Series: Magic Thief (#1)
First person narratives will always bug me, but when they are as droll and stereotypical as whatever this one was called, they make me feel apprehensive about even picking one up again. It's a formulaic children's fantasy book about nothing much, but it should keep kids with little imagination and f...
This is feeling like a 3.5/3.75 read for me.Characters and world were interesting and it was a fairly quick pace.
I liked the pace of this one, and I loved the voice of the MC. I felt like it was unique and provided something different for readers. This will be the first book in awhile where I'm actually planning on reading the whole series.
The premise of this story–a city that runs on magic–is fascinating, and I loved the descriptions of the city itself. The book itself had the feeling of the first book in a trilogy, but the characters were so great (a wizard, the thief who steals his locus-stone, the muscle who knits and bakes biscui...
This is the first in yet another fantasy series, the life-blood of many a young reader. Our hero, Connwear, is the cheeky young apprentice to a curmudgeonly wizard. Together they expend their energies and talents to discover where all the magic in their city is disappearing to.
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