[ Herunterladen Prime ] The Thief (The Queen's Thief Book 1)Autor Megan Whalen Turner – Stg2bio.co

The bragging thief Gen is sprung from prison by the king in order to carry out a mission steal the precious stone Hamiathes s Gift from an impossible hiding place If he succeeds, he ll be rewarded If he fails, he will be killed If he runs away, he will be hunted down Half prisoner, half outlaw legend, Gen goes along with the king s assistant in the risky plan Set in a semi Mediterranean realm of old and new gods and goddesses, this compelling adventure propels readers along through the enemy lands of Sounis, Eddis and Attolia Gen, a beguiling narrator, is afraid of horses but not of entering a locked labyrinth he comes from a long line of thieves but puts honor first Turner s Instead of Three Wishes device of having Gen and others tell god and goddess stories around the campfire bumpily draws the reader away from the main story, yet the plot is strong enough to survive the wanderings In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending Agesup CopyrightReed Business Information, IncGradeUp Things are not what they seem in this story of wit, adventure, and philosophy Gen, an accomplished thief incarcerated for stealing the king s seal, is dragged from his cell by the king s magus, who is on a quest The prize is Hamiathes s Gift, said to be a creation of the gods that confers the right of rule on the wearer During the quest, the magus and Gen take turns telling the youngest member of their party myths about the Eddisian god of thieves Turner does a phenomenal job of creating real people to range through her well plotted, evenly paced story No one is entirely evil or completely perfect Gen is totally human in his lack of discipline, seeming lack of heroism, and need for sleep and food The magus makes the transition from smug, superior scholar to decent guy in a believable fashion Turner also does a neat job of puncturing lots of little prejudices There are many deft lessons in this story As absorbing as it is, the best part lies in the surprise ending Though it is foreshadowed throughout, it is not obvious its impact islike morning sunlight than a lightning bolt This book is sure to be a hot item with adventure and fantasy lovers, and YAs who like snide, quick tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen Patricia A Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GACopyrightReed Business Information, Inc

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