The Thief begins the adventures of Eugenides, or Gen, who once bragged that he could steal anything. He stole the King's seal ring--but got caught doing so, and was thrown in prison. Now, he's out, as the King's magus needs a talented thief. What's he going after? Only an ages-old treasure in a foreign kingdom that gives its owner the right to the throne. The magus believes Gen is only a tool--but this thief has plans of his own.
While this book was a little slow pulling me in, it quickly made up for that with wonderful adventures, three-dimensional characters, and amazing writing. Gen is a character readers are sure to fall in love with, and I know I won't be alone in reading his further adventures in The Queen Of Attolia as soon as possible. Megan Whalen Turner keeps her readers guessing--just when you think you've got it all figured out, Gen surprises you! She's a talented writer, with a gift for world-building and characterization that readers will love. This book is one that shouldn't be missed!
Rating (0 - 10 scale): 9
Reviewer Age: 15Reviewer City, State and Country: Asheville, NC USA