A Queen's Thief
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Gen can steal anything — at least, that's the boast he's made in wineshops across the capital. Now, however, that boasting has landed him in the king's prison. Even for a thief of his talents, his chances of escaping are slim — and so when the king's magus invites him to join a dangerous quest to steal a legendary object from a neighboring kingdom, he's in no position to refuse.
Gen and the magus are joined by several companions, among them the magus' two apprentices, Sophos and Ambiades, and a simple soldier, Pol. Soon, Gen is caught up in a whirlwind of political machinations and intrigue, divine intervention, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, power, passion, and deception — and all the while across the sea, a ruthless empire watches and waits for even the slightest weakness...
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