'I couldn't put it down. Wonderful, exciting stuff' Diana Wynne Jones.
'If a 'locus magicalicus' is a focus for magic, this book is one too. I was enchanted' Joseph Delaney.
From the Inside Flap
Never mix fire and magic! Conn's discovery that magic is a living thing has led him to a new experiement to save it: making explosions! And his quest has become urgent: his power stone is lost and Shadows, ruthless assassins, are stalking the city's people. But Conn's experiments turn out very differently to how he imagined, and set him on a new adventure. He must travel to Desh, a glittering city in the desert, home to the Shadows and run by a mysterious Sorcerer-King. Sarah Prineas has created a terrific adventure that crosses new magical lands. Conn meets new friends and enemies and his quest to discover the truth about magic takes on exciting twists. The second Magic Thief novel is as unputdownable as the first.
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