The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut," wrote Kirkus in a starred review of Instead of Three Wishes, the first book by Megan Whalen Turner. Her second book more than fulfills that promise. The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an... show more
Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut," wrote Kirkus in a starred review of Instead of Three Wishes, the first book by Megan Whalen Turner. Her second book more than fulfills that promise. The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the theif's abilities. What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.Megan Whalen Turner weaves Gen's stories and Gen's story together with style and verve in a novel that is filled with intrigue, adventure, and surprise.
Publish date: October 31st 1996
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
Series: The Queen's Thief (#1)
There are several books in my life that I love but am always afraid to reread. Because there's no way they're actually as good as I remember. But I'm always wrong (thank goodness). It's difficult to talk about this book. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, so I'll just say The Thief is a gr...
I was drawn to read The Thief because I’d heard amazing things about its sequel, The Queen of Attolia, and I wanted to get into the series and see what everyone was so excited about.The Thief is the story of a – you guessed it – thief named Gen who is forced into using his considerable talent agains...
You must know this first. I am smitten. The Queen's Thief is why I read. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Will someone please explain why I haven't heard of Megan Whalen Turner or The Queen's Thief before? What else has the world been hiding from me that I should already know about? Tell me you haven't ...
Have you ever looked at a book cover and not really see the whole "picture". I just did that, as I'm typing up this post. You see I have the hardback copy and it has a really old cover. See look at it. Who in the world would pick this book by it's cover? i just noticed the shadow of the hand. I ...
January 1, 2012I enjoyed the medieval Greece-like setting, the stories of the gods, the elaborate heist, as well as the real politic of the international situation. A really good adventure story with characters that gradually are revealed to us. My only complaint was that it was pretty much d...