Prineas, Sarah. The Magic Thief.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

PRINCEAS, Sarah. The magic thief. (The Magic Thief trilogy, book one.) HarperCollins. 426p. illus. map. c2008. 978-0-06-137587-3. $16.99. (Lib. bdg: 978-0-06-137588-0. $1789.) J *

Readers pining for Harry Potter will be pleased to make the acquaintance of Conn, a scruffy young thief and expert lock-picker who tries to pick the pocket of the wizard Nevery and surprisingly survives the experience. Conn ends up becoming first the gruff wizard's servant and then his apprentice, when the lad's magical potential makes itself known. Nevery has come to the city to investigate why its level of magic is dangerously ebbing; Conn...

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