Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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

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