Saturday, June 19, 2010

Review: The Magic Thief: Found

The Magic Thief: Found
Author: Sarah Prineas
Publication: HarperCollins; 1 edition (May 25, 2010)

Description: Never turn your back on a dragon!

Sneaking out of prison isn't easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once he's out, where does he go? His home is a pile of rubble since he blew it up doing magic. His master, the wizard Nevery, is not happy with him. Worst of all, Conn's been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death.

But Wellmet is in danger from an evil predator coming to destroy the city, and Conn must set off on a quest to fight it. Suddenly, a huge shadow looms over him and he is swept away by something more awesome than his wildest imaginings. Is Conn brave enough to answer magic's call, or is he really just a thief at heart?

Sarah Prineas's incredible world explodes with adventure—a place where cities run on living magic and heroes come from the most surprising places.

My Thoughts: This was another exciting episode in the Magic Thief series. Conn is almost on his own as he tries to keep Arhionvar from taking over the city and killing the magic. Only his teacher Nevery agrees with him. The rest of the Magisters are too sure their way is the only correct way. Conn has to find a new locus magicalicus so that he can talk to the magic of his city and help it defeat Arhionvar.

He is hiding in the city on the run from the guards of the Duchess and the minions of the Underlord. He and Nevery perform an illegal spell and Conn sets off on a quest to find his locus magicalicus. The Duchess's daughter Rowan is his friend and accompanies him for part of his quest until she is forced back home because of her mother's illness. 

Conn learns new things about magic and finds a new ally. Conn is an interesting character. He is a gutterboy who is also a wizard. He is smart, curious, hungry for knowledge. He is also stoic and relatively fearless in pursuit of his goals.

Recommended for middle schoolers who love fantasy and adventure. 

Challenges: In the Middle Reading Challenge, 2010 YA Reading Challenge, RYOB Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, enjoyed reading your review and gaining information about this middle school series, which is one I have not read, but it does sound interesting. Hope you have a lovely weekend.


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