Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Extracted from prison, Gen is a thief (a very good one) that is expect to help the king of Sounis get Hamiathes’s gift, so that the king can claim the throne of Eddis. Gen is known for his great skills and bad decisions but he is the perfect tool for the king to use on his quest. So along with the king’s magnus, two apprentices, and one guard, Gen attempts the impossible- steal Hamiathes’s gift- a stone from the gods.
At first I found this book a bit confusing. There are huge gaping holes everywhere and you are left wondering what is going on. There is very little back story added to the adventure so you get a point of view from Gen but you don’t know what he is thinking or why. While it was a bit confusing at times, I liked it overall. By the end everything wrapped up very well. There was not a person left in the story that did not have some sort of importance by the end. Everyone had a part to play and some were not what you would expect. At times it seemed like a group of misfits as everyone, except the Magnus, were playing a role they were not fit for or happy to be in, including Gen. Like real people, these characters were complicated.
Fun book that I had to continue reading with the sequels