The Thief

By Megan Whalen Turner

Added May 6, 2013

Gen is a thief who can steal anything—at least, that is the boast he’s made in wine shops across Sounis. Now his boasting has landed him in prison, so when the king’s magus invites Gen on a quest to steal a legendary religious object, he is hardly in a position to refuse. With little fanfare, Gen, the magus, the magus’s two apprentices, and a soldier embark on a journey that takes them out of Sounis, across the mountainous kingdom of Eddis, and into the potentially dangerous territory of Attolia. The three nations are currently in a tenuous peace, but if the quest succeeds, the balance of power will shift. Of course, there’s no guarantee that the legendary object even exists. And if it does exist, there’s no guarantee that Gen will be able to wrest it from the watchful gods who guard it. Gen, the incorrigible young thief, narrates an unforgettable adventure full of danger, obstacles, and the difficult truth that things are not always what they seem. The magus is the most powerful advisor to the King of Sounis. He's a scholar, not a wizard, and definitely 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, with this one chance to win his freedom. The magus has plans for his King and his country. Gen has plans of his own. Visit Megan Whalen Turner’s official websiteBook jacket image and book description courtesy HarperCollins. Used with permission.

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