The Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1)

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"I can steal anything." So declares Gen, the hero of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief—an exciting adventure fantasy set in a mythical land rich with intrigue. Gen's bragging lands him in prison . . . but then the king's magus needs the thief's skill for a near-impossible task: to steal a priceless magical jewel from a faraway land. "In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all—a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending," wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

The first of six planned books set in Gen's world, The Thief was an ALA Best Book of the Year as well as a Newbery Honor Book. School Library Journal said, "YAs who like snide, quick-tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen," and Kirkus Reviews called it "an uplifting book, a literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers."

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"I can steal anything."

After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task -- to steal a hidden treasure from another land.

To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.

About the Author:

Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief and its companions, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. She lives with her family in Ohio.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Discover the world of the Queen s Thief New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner s entrancing and award-winning Queen s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner s Queen s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin. Eugenides, the queen s thief, can steal anything-or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king s magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he s in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own. The Queen s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, best of citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen s Thief. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults A Horn Book Fanfare Book A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age A Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books Blue Ribbon Book A Junior Library Guild Selection The Queen s Thief books awe and inspire me. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The plot-craft is peerless, the revelations stunning, and the characters flawed, cunning, heartbreaking, exceptional. Megan Whalen Turner s books have a permanent spot on my favorites shelf, with space waiting for more books to come. -Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone novels and Strange the Dreamer Unforgettable characters, plot twists that will make your head spin, a world rendered in elegant detail-you will fall in love with every page of these stories. Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again. -Leigh Bardugo, New York Times-bestselling author of the The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows Trust me. Just read it. Then read it again, because it will not be the same river twice. -Lois McMaster Bujold, acclaimed and Hugo Award-winning author of the Vorkosigan Saga, the Chalion Series, and the Sharing Knife series In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all-a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending. -Publishers Weekly (starred review) To miss this thief s story would be a crime. -Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books (starred review) A literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel. -The Horn Book (starred review). Bookseller Inventory # AA89780060824976

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Discover the world of the Queen s Thief New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner s entrancing and award-winning Queen s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner s Queen s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin. Eugenides, the queen s thief, can steal anything-or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king s magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he s in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own. The Queen s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, best of citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen s Thief. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults A Horn Book Fanfare Book A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age A Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books Blue Ribbon Book A Junior Library Guild Selection The Queen s Thief books awe and inspire me. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The plot-craft is peerless, the revelations stunning, and the characters flawed, cunning, heartbreaking, exceptional. Megan Whalen Turner s books have a permanent spot on my favorites shelf, with space waiting for more books to come. -Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone novels and Strange the Dreamer Unforgettable characters, plot twists that will make your head spin, a world rendered in elegant detail-you will fall in love with every page of these stories. Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again. -Leigh Bardugo, New York Times-bestselling author of the The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows Trust me. Just read it. Then read it again, because it will not be the same river twice. -Lois McMaster Bujold, acclaimed and Hugo Award-winning author of the Vorkosigan Saga, the Chalion Series, and the Sharing Knife series In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all-a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending. -Publishers Weekly (starred review) To miss this thief s story would be a crime. -Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books (starred review) A literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel. -The Horn Book (starred review). Bookseller Inventory # AA89780060824976

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