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Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief #5)

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Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path. Set in the world of the Queen’s Thief, an ordinary hero takes on an extraordinary mission. Includes two maps, a map of th ...more
Hardcover, 337 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Greenwillow Books
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Emily May
Mar 30, 2017 Emily May rated it it was amazing
There is freedom in this life and there is power, and I was ambitious for the latter.

When you wait six years for a book, it's hard not to be nervous going into it. Would it be as good as I remembered? Would Thick as Thieves deliver what I loved about the other books in the series? Or-- what if I've changed? What if, after six years, I am a different type of reader who no longer likes this kind of book?

I shouldn't have worried. Megan Whalen Turner is still, after all this time, one of the stron
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AMythicalBeast
Jun 17, 2012 AMythicalBeast rated it it was amazing
To the publisher.
Please make sure this book is published. Please don't torture us with unending anticipation after everything that happens in A Conspiracy of Kings.
I know we are a small community of Queen's Thief fanatics, but we are ardent.
Please end our misery by at least announcing an expected release date.
Please, please?
Thank you.
Elevetha
Aug 28, 2012 Elevetha marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Everyone on the planet and in the far reaches of space and all the possible alternate universes
THE BEST NEWS HALLELUJAH I NEEDED A WIN.

Not thrilled with the title, it doesn't really jive with the other titles, but frankly, that's small beans, COS I'M GETTING BOOK FIVE.


Original review :
Seeing the book on Goodreads

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Seeing the nonexistent release date and realizing that I will be reading this to my grandkids children when it finally comes out.



Doomed to 20 years of waiting telling strangers:

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skein
Jul 11, 2010 skein marked it as unavailable
If you keep teasing me like this, I'm not going to invite you to my birthday party.
Keely *Keelskilo*
Nov 19, 2011 Keely *Keelskilo* marked it as to-read
Dear Ms. Turner,

*ahem* clears throat

PLEEEEEEAAAAAAAASEEEEEEE at least give us a release date!!

I know that being an author is hard and there's a LOT of thinking that goes into these books (that's why we love them!) but I miss Eugenides so much!! It's been a couple of years now.

Can we get, maybe, a title?

Please?

Thank you.

Love,
The Adoring Fans of Eugenides

P.S. The first book was written before I was born.
I am now 18
I miss Eugenides....

EDIT AS OF FEBRUARY 2015: I am now 19.

GIMME NOW.

FEBRUARY 2016
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Tatiana
Apr 13, 2017 Tatiana rated it it was amazing
With Thick as Thieves Turner goes back to the series stylistic and thematic roots. It's simultaneously a plus and a minus. Like the original The Thief, this new addition is essentially a road trip/chase, with just a tiny dash of political intrigue. I missed the machinations, but I dearly loved this trekking adventure, primarily because of the characters involved in it. Turner's writing style is so simple and so very soothing and entertaining, I enjoyed every moment of reading this novel, and I e ...more
Sara
Oct 24, 2011 Sara marked it as to-read-sequel
Shelves: most-anticipated
There's no title, no cover, no summary, no release date... And I still want to read this book SOOO much!!

Eeeep!

UPDATE: Almost 5 years later, and will you look at this?? Title! Synopsis! Cover!

Yaaaas.
Danielle (Love at First Page)

Brilliant. Megan Whalen Turner knows how to pull the rug out from underneath her readers, and I mean that in the best possible way. Also - one scene toward the end had me bawling like a baby. It was so good being back in this world!
Levina  C.
Jul 01, 2011 Levina C. marked it as to-read
Thank goodness there are two more existing books after The Queen's Thief - the one I'm currently on - plus this one in the future. Although I don't think it's much better to have it end at A Conspiracy of Kings than to be driven insane waiting for various things. I probably won't see this book until after I graduate, making it sort of a reward - A book! After all that work and stress I drudge through, my reward is to read a book, which I'll probably have to pay for myself.

Anyway, I have no do
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Maggie
Mar 02, 2017 Maggie marked it as to-read


ZOMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
Melodramaticfool
Nov 28, 2011 Melodramaticfool marked it as to-read

TWO MORE BOOKS! :D
But when?!
WHEN!?!?!?
~♥*Marianna*♥~
Oct 17, 2012 ~♥*Marianna*♥~ marked it as to-read
Went searching for information about this book and instead found this post:

"When it comes to talking about what I am writing next, I told people that I think it’s teasing to drop hints about a book… for five years at a time. If I wrote books a little faster, I might be a little more willing to talk about what’s in them ahead of time. But I don’t, so I won’t. (Although, I will try to write faster, I promise, I promise.)" -Megan Whalen Turner

Read the rest of this post.

It's very insightful. She ev
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Bitsy Anderson
Apr 14, 2011 Bitsy Anderson marked it as to-read
I MUST have this book within my possession as soon as possible. I shall be one of the few at the midnight opening at my local bookstore. Even though my city is lame and probably will not have a party. I shall wait by the front doors until they open first thing in the morning. It shall be done.
Shauna (b00kstorebabe)
Mar 30, 2017 Shauna (b00kstorebabe) rated it really liked it
SO SATISFYING.
Leah Cossette
Aug 20, 2013 Leah Cossette marked it as to-read
Waiting for this book to come out:

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I've been waiting so long. This series is, in my opinion, the best series ever written (and I've read A Song of Ice and Fire). After ACoK I thought it was over, but then, to find out there are two more...

And they're not out yet...

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I'm dying here.

UPDATE 10/12/16: We have a cover, folks, we have a title. We have a release date, we have a synopsis, we're getting a map and Q&As and there will be pirates and the gang's all together now and getting married and Gen
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Lauren
Feb 09, 2017 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pub-harper
I love The Queen's Thief series so much. Every book is something different, but they all build on each other in a magical way that is defies explanation. My favorite remains King of Attolia, but this is a more than worthy edition to the collection. MWT's books are filled with quiet moments and an intense thoughtfulness that add up to greatness. You never know where you're going until all of a sudden you're there, and then you're blown away when you turn around and see the full picture. I was thr ...more
Karyn Silverman
Feb 02, 2017 Karyn Silverman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, arcs, 2017-reads
Everything I wanted.
Angela
Oct 24, 2016 Angela marked it as wishlist
It has a release date!!! And a cover!!!!!
Lisa
Oct 19, 2015 Lisa marked it as in-my-wishlist
Shelves: out-in-05-17
Sue reading this series makes me realize I haven't visited this world for a while

ANYWAY

it's been 84 years and we still don't have the fifth book what is this tragedy

(this is starting to feel like the Jimmy book ffs)

update: 10th Oct 2016

JIMMY IS COMING HOMEEEEE

ok I'm still lowkey bitter they changed the covers ok the new ones can't compare with the old ones ffs
Giovanna
Oct 07, 2016 Giovanna marked it as to-read
OH MY GOD.

A release date. FINALLY T.T
One of my favourite series ever y.y
Reese's Puffs**
Mar 31, 2014 Reese's Puffs** marked it as books-im-unsure-about-reading
It's been FOUR YEARS MEGAN WHALE TURNER FOUR Y E A R S. Write. The. Book.
Rachel
Oct 06, 2016 Rachel marked it as cannot-wait-to-read
THERE IS A RELEASE DATE.

AND A COVER.

FINALLY!!!

Kathleen
Jan 24, 2015 Kathleen marked it as 2017-to-read
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY
January 28, 2017
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A synopsis!

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07 October 2016

FINALLY!!!!!!!!! Pre order now!
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24 June 2016
Still no news.
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I find I'm going to stalk this page until a cover is revealed, a synopsis provided and a release date announced.
Stacey Conrad
Apr 26, 2011 Stacey Conrad marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle, 2017, fantasy, series
I will Kindle and buy a hard copy of this as soon as it comes out! It has to be as good as the others. Her writing is fabulous. Worth rereading to catch all the subtlies.
Bonnie Quick
Oct 15, 2010 Bonnie Quick marked it as to-read
Wait, what? I want it NOW! Waaah.
Amy
Apr 03, 2017 Amy marked it as to-read


This is officially a thing. 400 more glorious pages...I NEED THIS. I NEED IT NOW. I NEEDED IT YESTERDAY.

Monica Edinger
Jan 26, 2017 Monica Edinger rated it it was amazing
Coming back into this world was fabulous. Turner's writing is simply stellar. I enjoyed so much descriptions, wit, and more. She has that world so clearly imagined it is amazing. This is a journey story, but also about war, politics, slaves, empires against small nations, and individuals. You definitely don't need to have read the other books for this one, but easter eggs and more are fun for those who have. (I'm assuming that all who read will wonder, for example, just who the Attolian is:). Br ...more
Kcatty
Nov 02, 2010 Kcatty marked it as not-released
Shelves: hale-turner, to-get
IT IS FOR REAL:
http://hipwritermama.blogspot.com/200... (scroll down):
"HWM: Will A conspiracy of kings be the final book in the series?
Megan Whalen Turner: Oh, no. There should be two more books after this one."
(btw, I was the one who found the interview that the link in the book description leads to. You're welcome.)
Jasmine
I MARKED THIS AS TBR IN MAY 2011. IT WILL BE RELEASED ALMOST EXACTLY SIX YEARS LATER. I AM SO EXCITED.
Lywana
Dec 20, 2012 Lywana marked it as to-read
PLEEEEAAASSSEEEEE!!!!
AT LEAST TELL US WHEN ITS EXPECTED TO PUBLISH!!!
A COVER WOULD ALSO DO!!!
This series is probably the best series I've read,and I'm an agony just sitting here waiting. ;C
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Megan Whalen Turner is the author of short stories and novels for children, teenagers and adults. She has won the LA Times Book Award for Young Adult LIterature, a Boston Globe/ Horn Book Honor and a Newbery Honor. She won the Mythopoeic Award and was shortlisted twice for the Andre Norton Award.
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The Queen's Thief (6 books)
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