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Discover this thrilling fantasy adventure from international No.1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan.
SOMETIMES MAGIC LIES WITHIN . . .
When the young student Tyen unearths an ancient book, it opens the door to a realm of mystery and danger. For it contains a clue to a disaster threatening the world.
Elsewhere, in a land ruled by priests, Rielle has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she has a talent for it, and desperate times may force her to risk the Angels' wrath.
But not everything is as Tyen and Rielle have been raised to believe. Not the nature of magic - and not even the people they trust.
A gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger, intrigue and forbidden magic. Perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss and Peter V. Brett.
ESCAPE TO A NEW WORLD.
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF TRUDI CANAVAN.
Praise for THIEF'S MAGIC:
'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX
'A must for fans of Canavan's previous work and for fantasy fans in general' Press Association
'Rielle's story entrances . . . leaving readers eager for the next two volumes' Publisher's Weekly
'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Australian fantasy writer Trudi Canavan—author of the bestselling The Black Magician series—blends magic and steampunk to craft two fascinating worlds. Archeology student Tyen makes a valuable discovery when he unearths a book fashioned out of the skin and bones of a powerful sorcerer’s admirer. Meanwhile, a young woman named Rielle must come to terms with her transgressive powers. This first book in Canavan’s newest trilogy is a fresh, intricate and exciting tale with intriguing characters you’ll want to follow.
Australian fantasy author Canavan (the Traitor Spy trilogy) introduces a restrictive magical culture to open the Millennium's Rule trilogy. Tyen, scholar and ambitious archaeologist, uncovers an ancient magic tome, a font of potentially dangerous information, forged from the body of an unwilling woman named Vella. Rielle struggles against the strictures of polite society, where inborn magical gifts can too easily lead to arrest and assault, and where women are expected to submit to loveless arranged marriages. Tyen's empathy for Vella, and his desire to protect her from the machinations of others, force him to flee. Rielle's desire for love and a self-directed life similarly sees her cast out from the ranks of the powerful, consigned to a fate few would seek. There is much to recommend in Canavan's new venture; Tyen is a bit dull, but Rielle's story entrances. This trilogy launch does not so much conclude as stop, leaving readers eager for the next two volumes.
Customer ReviewsSee All
An enjoyable opening
I liked these stories, and the characters within them drew me in. I've already bought the sequel and pre-ordered it's sequel!
The story flows quickly and without too many characters in worlds you quickly come to understand.
The chapters are a good length and keep things moving through two vivid settings.
I did find that Vella's speech seemed to be formatted as normal words, which made it difficult to tell sometimes if she was speaking or the narrative was!
There were also a few cases where a large scene shift took place in a sentence in a paragraph, so by the next it took a bit of re-orientation to know what was going on.
Overall I loved the pace and stories and am going to start "Angel of Storms" tonight!
An interesting read
A bit of a different spin on magic in this universe. Loved it!
As all the authors books this one wasn't an exception. Read it in 2 days. Make u read till the end & so hard to get away from. Can't wait for 2nd book. Trudi Canavan is best writer ever for this kind of books! Read all her books & this and all are highly recommended, u surely won't be disappointed!