Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Magic Thief

The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who—or what—is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.


wisewoman/LibraryThing said...

...I recommend this story to any young readers eager for a good fantasy story with a likeable hero and smooth storytelling — and I will be on the lookout for the rest of the Magic Thief trilogy as it is published.

Sue Giffard/School Library Journal said...

Exciting without being frantic, the narrative wastes no time getting to the heart of the story. This novel would work well as a read-aloud, as it has a conversational rhythm that moves the plot along. The book is long, but the large print and appealing drawings will encourage younger readers. Fantasy and adventure lovers alike will groan when they get to the tantalizingly mischievous ending, and are likely to hound you until the sequel arrives.

Carrot in the stew said...

A fantasy book that I didn't get tired of reading. The thought that magic may be alive is an interesting idea.
Conn sets out with a plan to save the magic. At first he doesn't know what he is supposed to do, and it is fun reading about the trouble he gets into. I enjoyed reading this book and the plot develops very nicely. This story ends but I think I will watch for the next book to see how Conn grows and what becomes of him and Nevery.
I give it 3***

Anonymous said...

The book was one of my best Books I ever Read

Anonymous said...

i loved it