Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

It's a tiny little book that packs a big punch! From halfway through I finished it in one sitting.  I love books with a twist like this one!  It had a lot of folk lore and mythology, several stories within a story that reminded me a tiny bit of Arabian nights.
 First Line:  I didn't know how long I had been in the king's prison.
"I can steal anything."
After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task — to steal a hidden treasure from another land.
To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.

The Queen's Thief Series
Book #1 The Thief 1996
Book #2 The Queen of Attolia 2000
Book #3 The King of Attolia 2006
Book #4 A Conspiracy of Kings 2010
Book #5 Untitled 

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