The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Summary (via the author's site): "The most powerful advisor 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.

The magus has plans for his King and his country. Gen has plans of his own."

Review Fun! What a fun, likeable book. The plot twists were hinted at enough for me to kind of know they were coming, but not enough that I was bashed over the head with them.

I'm a fan of Gen. I didn't get a clear look at him from the outside (which is what often happens when you write in first person), so I don't know what he looks like or how old he is.

I would very much like to see a movie version of this book.

Goodreads Shelves: addictive, fluffy, funny, is-or-would-be-a-good-movie, nook-ya


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