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, A Conspiracy of Kings, and Thick as Thieves, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen’s Thief.
This edition of The Thief includes an exclusive piece by Megan Whalen Turner about her inspiration for the setting of the story, an introduction to the characters from the world of the Queen's Thief, and a map of 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 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)
A king orders a young thief to carry out a near-impossible heist under threat of death. "In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all--a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending," said PW of this 1997 Newbery Honor book. Ages 10-14.
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Great swashbuckling adventure
Despite other reviews to the contrary I found this story to build really well. The characters are well defined and the anticipation escalates so much so that you can't put the book down. Likable characters, great storytelling and a sense of this is all just getting started...I'm definitely reading the next one.
A well written teen book
This is a well written young adult book; it contains robust vocabulary, and intelligent age appropriate themes. Adults will also find it a sophisticated read.
Not just any book
I'm not one to reed just any book I normally take my time and find a book at a local library or in the stir start reading and if after I feed 50-150 pages if I don't like it then I'll put it down I saw this book first in my local library and I read the reviews o. The back read the first page put it back when to the store and bought it I loved the book and I went on to reed all four of the books in the series and I have to say I think this book would make a great movie but I loved imaging all the characters so well described and yet left to your imagination at the same time Beautiful piece of work.