The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Join us on Saturday, January 19th from 2 – 4 p.m. for our next book club. We’ll discuss The Thief for the first hour and then move to the StoryLab to learn how to make a film using iMovie – no experience necessary! Also – DOUGHNUTS! Contact me, Kristy, to get a copy of the book for free (while supplies last)! Stop by the Main Library or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The most powerful adviser to the King of Sounis is the magus. He’s not a wizard, he’s a scholar, an aging solider, not a thief. When he needs something stolen, he pulls a young thief from the King’s prison to do the job for him.
Gen is a thief and proud of it. When his bragging lands him behind bars he has one chance to win his freedom– journey to a neighboring kingdom with the magus, find a legendary stone called Hamiathes’s Gift and steal it.
Simple really, except for the mountains in between, the temple under water, and the fact that no one has ever gone hunting Hamiathes’s Gift and returned alive. To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.
The best part of the book is the ending. I guarantee that you will never see it coming, and when all is revealed, it will seem like the most clever book in the world! Also, the sequel, The Queen of Attolia, is even better!