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The Thief Paperback – 16 Oct 2009

3.6 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Queen's Thief Series

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Voyager; New Ed edition (16 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000712175X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007121755
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,593,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Gen] is the freshest and funniest hero to tumble through a fantasy novel for many years.
Independent on Sunday

“From the believable characters to the well-realized setting, this fantasy offers a refreshing change of pace for readers who enjoy adventure stories with a touch of magic. “
Booklist

“This is an uplifting book, a literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over. “
Kirkus Reviews

“A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel … The author's characterization of Gen is simply superb: she lets the reader know so much about him – his sense of humor, his egotism, his loyalty, his forthrightness, his tendency to sulk – and yet manages to hide the most essential information. Which is not to say that either Gen or Turner deceives the reader: both tell part of the truth at all times. And so, unlike many other novels of surprise, which don't bear up to a second reading, Thief is even more fun to reread – you can see all the clues to Gen's identity and mission, and delight in the author's ingenuity.”
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Synopsis

The King's magus believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure - Hamiathe's Gift. To attain it, he needs a skillful thief and he selects Gen from the King's prison. The magus is only interested in the thief's abilities; what Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. A likeable rogue, Gen endures the difficult trek with much complaining and little grace, but shows his mettle when he steals the Gift twice and risks his life for his companions. The Thief is an exciting and compelling 'road-movie' story, with a cracking twist at the end which surprises both the magus and Gen's travelling companions - not to mention the reader!!

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