The Magic Thief (Magic Thief #1)
In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard'...more
Life is still difficult for Conn even though he gets fed, has a roof over his head, and he even learns how to read. There is contempt for him since he is a known thief and lock...more
The Magic Thief has a number of familiar fantasy motifs and character types. But in Sarah Prineas's hands a story that could have been predictable instead has a wonderful freshness and vitality about it. The invented world in which Conn moves has a Dickensian flair without being merely alt-Victoriana, and its magical system is both well imagined and intriguing.
The characters in The Magic Thief are realistically flawed and fallible, yet they never...more
The city of Wellmet is losing its magic and no one can seem to figure out why. It is up to a previously exiled wizard named Nevery and a young thief named Connwaer, to save the town from its untimely demise. The story tells of Connwaer’s search for his locus magicalicus, or the stone that allows wizards to harness magic’s power and how he enters into apprenticeship with the older wizard. He also helps Nevery solve the mystery behind the lost magic.
Connwaer: He is a...more
"The Magic Thief" (or "Stolen") fits that description well enough. Conn is an unusual, truth-telling thief, and Nevery a grumpy wizard with a warm heart. The supporting cast seem nice enough as well.
There's a slight problem with the structure of the b...more
Nevery expects Conn to be dead--and fast--but when Conn doesn't die, Nevery decides to keep him around--just for a little while. Just until he figures out why not.
While Nevery may think that Conn is his s...more
To begin I think a bit of background is in order, because the 3-star rating I gave is deceptively low. The rating only reflects the book and its success stacked against myself as a reader with particular tastes and preferences. This book is definitely for the kiddies. It isn't designed to thrust itself among the greatest epic fantasy stories ever told, and in the darkness category...more
In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the ...more
In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus m...more
Conn hätte eigentlich tot umfallen müssen an dem Tag, als er Nevery bestiehlt und den Locus Magicalicus an sich nimmt – den Zauberstein, der Magie bindet und Sprüche wirksam macht. Aber merkwürdigerweise bleibt er unversehrt. Überrascht und fasziniert willigt Nevery ein, Conn als seinen Lehrling aufzunehmen. Unter der Bedingung, dass der Junge mit dem Antritt in der Akademie seinen eigenen Locus Magicalicus binnen eines Monats findet. Aber während Conn sich mit seinen Zauberlektionen abmü...more
Pani Prineas powinna pisać książki dla mniejszych dzieci, bo takie powieści jej nie wychodzą. Pomimo tego iż opis jest w miarę ciekawy, to to co znajdziemy w środku nie powala na kolana, w ogóle nie jest interesujące. Temat pozycji jest dość oryginalny, ale autorka w ogóle tego nie wykorzystała. Lubię tematy o czarodziejach, magii itp. ale ta książka jest totalną porażką. Z pew...more
I really enjoyed how concise and deceptively simple the book is. Prineas wastes no space with needless fluff or too many adjectives. The characters are distinct and interesting. As the story progresses, you can tell that although Conn is a lowly thief, he has his own wisdom and set of skills (which is a...more
Author: Sarah Prineas
Date Read: September
Magic Thief is about a boy named conn and how he goes from a thief to an apprentice of Nevery the Sorcerer. Conn was trying to steal Nevery's Locus Magicalicus the day they met. When Conn touched the Locus Magicalicus he should have died, but he didn't an Nevrey was curious so he took Conn as his apprentice. Conn was put into a scholl but he didn't know much so he didn't go. Conn learns that the magic level is lower...more
Yes, it may seem like a bit much that Conn is so unspeakably smart and talented (despite his privilege-free life up to the start of the book), but I don't demand that *all* heroes have to struggle mightily to learn magic (not to mention reading). Conn's endearing, cocky self-confidence and believable childishness more than make up for that potential flaw.
It's also c...more
The plot is as follows: Conn is a young thief forced into the profession by desperate circumstances. His mother is dead and there's no one left to c...more
Demi kelangsungan hidupnya, Connwear,biasa dipanggil Conn, terpaksa mencuri.Biasanya sebagai ahli membuka kunci dan memiliki kecepatan tangan ytang hebat, ia tidak pernah gagal. Suatu saat tanpa sengaja ia mencopet seorang lelaki tua yang ternyata adalah Nevery, penyihir yang terbuang 20 tahun silam.. Ia kembali karena merasa pengaruh sihir yang mulai menurun.Celakanya ia tak sengaja menyentuh locus magicalicus milik Nevery. Biasanya orang akan mati,...more
SUMMARY: When Conn, young pickpocket and sneakster extraordinaire, takes the great magician Nevery's special wizard stone from his pocket and lives, Nevery becomes intrigued. Before long he makes Conn his apprentice, though the magical magistrate will not recognize Conn as such until he finds his own special wizard stone, called a locus magicalicus. Conn has only 30 days to complete this task, and Nevery is too busy trying to determine why the supply of magic in town is d...more
Conn is a gutter-dwelling pickpocket who steals a wizard's magic stone, the Magicalicus Locus, which my mind's voice invariably...more
It's extraordinary because if you set up the plot it sounds very, very old. Young boy, underdog of the first order (orphan, "gutterboy", pick-pocket), taken up, reluctantly, by an older wizard - a grumpy and often distracted one who ultimately comes to care for the boy. (I almost could...more