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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 16/10/2009
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Newbery Medal winning fantasy, set in a world not unlike Ancient Greece, complete with interfering Gods and Goddesses.

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!!

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007121755
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

[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."
Horn Book

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“Great World Building”

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When I saw that Harper Collins India was going to be publishing the first four books in Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief series here in India with the GORGEOUS new covers, I... More

Paperback edition
28th April 2017
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“a shaky start to an excellent series”

Written in first person, from Gen’s point of view, this was one of those books where I would have liked to read the POV of other characters or just have a third person narrative. I can’t explain why. It was possibly... More

Paperback edition
31st July 2010
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