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Found (Magic Thief #3)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  4,682 ratings  ·  252 reviews
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 W
Paperback, 358 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2010)
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This series, besides stealing heavily from other popular books (more on this in a minute) is about food. Somehow. Yes. I notice the main character Conn is always either talking about biscuits or eating them. With jam and butter, or even making a sandwich out of them. Is this the only source of food in this world?? Because it seems to be at least 90% of the diet of its inhabitants.

And there is an overused term of "getting the fluff beat" out of Conn. Over and over it's used... on every other page
If you’ve had a chance to peruse my review of the first two books in this series, you’ll know that I loved them both and that same level of enjoyment was extended to this final book in the series. It is not easy to write three books that maintain the same high level of excitement from readers, yet Sarah does it flawlessly. In fact, I was very sorry to finish and wished she was continuing it!

In this final installment of the The Magic Theif series, the magic takes a firmer grip on Conn in this sto
From an LJ post:

Then I went off to my bed and the rest of The Magic Thief: Found, which was just wonderful. It's younger than YA, and still has one of the most interesting magics (you can't really call it a system of magic, which is part of the interest) I've read in ages. And the development in this (the third) book is just perfect - as you might guess from the subtitle, but that of course, could be referring to anything. Conn continues to be a wonder - as well as the understated depictions of
What I really liked best about this book and all the books was the voice. Conn has a strong presence. I also liked how he just refuses to go along with what he is told and he finds his own way. My son LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. As I read it, his eyes grew bigger and bigger as he dramatically clutched the covers under his chin in suspense and awe.

If Prineas does not publish the very last book I shall never forgive her, and more to the point, neither will my son.
4.5 stars!

The third book in the fabulous Magic Thief series builds to an incredibly exciting climax that finishes the trilogy arc perfectly. The ending was beautiful and poignant and just right.

I'm really hoping to read more Conn adventures in the future!
After years and years of re-reading book one, a thought suddenly occurred to me,
"there might be more!"

when I first read book one all those years ago, there had been no word about a sequel, but sure enough, I google searched the series yesterday, and not only is there a book two, but a book three and a nearly finished book four! Not only that, but my online library happened to have copies of both book two and book three available to borrow.

My opinion of the internet has certainly improved a bi
Jasmine Giacomo
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Apr 14, 2011 Saille rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ages 5-12
The conclusion of the series did a nice job of building suspense, and wrapping the story up. Unlike book 2, book 3 includes bits and pieces of the previous story, just in case you've forgotten, and as such, could conceivably be read stand-alone.

The series in general lends itself very well to audio. It is written in first person, and Connwaer (Conn) thinks/talks very descriptively. Tastes, smells, sights are all described in ways easily accessible to the listener, placing us firmly within the sto
I am still debating on how many stars I should give this last book of the installment.
(btw, I just found out that even though it might not get published for another two years, the author has written a fourth book of the series !!!)
I wish I could give it a 3.5 but since Goodreads doesn't support that system I would have to give it a 4.

I'm afraid this series does not have a very strong satisfied ending...
but I guess I can't say for sure until I read the fourth book that will or will not be publi
Jun 28, 2010 Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any and all
It is predictable that in this age of Harry Potter afterglow, with its attendant post novel rollouts, that Prineas' trilogy would have similar elements of the orphan boy, the caring mentor, dependable friends, wizardry, magic, evil to fight, and a sacrifice to be made. But...I had to hone in to find those because Prineas does an admirable job of crafting "original" characters. Certainly the characters are well-drawn, well-developed, and unique to themselves. And the twist in story plot at the en ...more
Ivonne Rovira
Sep 12, 2014 Ivonne Rovira rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ivonne by: Bill Wolfe
Sarah Prineas has penned a magnificent conclusion to her irresistible Magic Thief trilogy, which features the guttersnipe thief-turned-wizard Connwaer, his wizard mentor Nevery and his royal friend Rowan.

Conn, in exile after the literal pyrotechnics of The Magic Thief: Lost, nonetheless conspires with Nevery to come up with a defense against the encroaching evil magic of Arionvar. To tell much more would be to spoil this novel. Let’s just say that Conn heads out to find a new locus magicalicus
I have a massive confession. I feel if this is the end of the series utterly cheated. I have no closure, I felt it was a bit of a weak ending and I just... feel like the whole series was wrapped up way to quickly.

I am glad that there was more of Conn and the wizard in this book. I felt it was missing from the second one and it made me sad. But I am still a bit disappointed in the ending.

That said, there were a few sections that weren't explained very well and I felt I missed out on something.
Conn knows the city of Wellmet is in danger. He's met the evil magic Arhionvar and fought it off once. Arhionvar has already moved against Wellmet to weaken it, and if he and the other wizards can't figure out a way to shore up Wellmet's magic soon, Arhionvar will win any contest. But the wizards haven't even believed Conn that Wellmet's magic is alive, much less that something like Arhionvar could even exist. And Conn is technically not even allowed to be in Wellmet anymore. Determined to do so ...more
This is adorable. And good in all its details (apart from the river geography on the peninsula map. Yikes. Go see it).

But it makes me feel decades too old for it - in a good way, not in a dated cultural reference way, but still, I just feel too old to appreciate it as it should be appreciated. There is still plenty there for an adult to enjoy though.

I really wish this will get translated, it´s a perfect series to buy for pre-teen boys (girls are a little bit easier to buy books for).

This is the third book in the Magic Thief series by Prineas. It was an excellent book in this series. The fourth book in this series, Magic Thief: Home, just came out last week. I was unable to find confirmation that there will be a fifth book in the series, but I did find a comment by Prineas saying she does have ideas for a 5th book. This is a wonderful fantasy read that is great for all ages.

I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobooks for this series are incredibly well done. The narra
Once more, gutterboy/wizard Connwaer comes to the aid of his beloved city of Wellmet, striving against odds to save the city, its people and its Magic. And once again, author Sarah Prineas creates a delightful tale with her beautiful, skillful storytelling. I don't know whether this is the last of The Magic Thief books. If so, the series goes out with a flourish.
Yes this is my review for all the books since i dislike writing reviews for each and everyone but all in all great story awesome main characters Refering to Nevery, Conn, Benet :) after finishing this book i couldn't sleep cause i was wondering if there is a 4th book or one that will be released XD now that i see it has it's awesome i was up half the night thinking about him going to school with a dragon around his neck :) Seriously tho man that is so awesome what he did at the end with the 2 ma ...more
Very good. I really liked this one a lot. 8+. Now where is book 4? Fall 2014!!! Ha ha very funny.
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The sweet, streetwise gutterboy Conn and the crusty, lovable old wizard Nevery are back for a third magical adventure in the city of Welmet. Conn is in hiding after breaking out of the Dawn Palace prison. He’s holed up in secret within Welment, helping Nevery devise some kind of plan to keep an evil magic from taking over the city.

What Conn needs is a new locus magicalicus, the stone that focuses a wizard’s magic - kind of like a wand. Conn sacrificed his locus stone to save Welmet in The Magic
Charlyn  Trussell
Conn's nimble fingers have helped him escape trouble again--this time the prison cell that held him. Now a fugitive, he's not safe anywhere and truly has no place to go. But he's seen the menace Arhionvar and he knows that the evil magic will arrive in Wellmet. Without his locus magicalicus, the wounded magic still alive in Wellmet cannot speak to him. Then, he finds the directions for a spell that will lead him to a new locus magicalicus. Unfortunately, it involves pyrotechnics and those who've ...more
After barely escaping Desh, Connwaer (Conn) returned to Wellmet only to find that the situation there hadn't gotten any better. Knowing he needed to do certain things to defeat the Arhionvar (dark magic) and keep it from destroying them all. The need for certain materials and spells kept Conn and Nevery busy until the time came to cast the spells. Causing yet another explosion aroused the attention of the Dawn Palace guards as well as the minions that had been keeping an eye on Conn since his re ...more
Buku terakhir dari trilogi The Magic Thief. Puncak dari semua ketegangan.

I would say that Prineas arranged this trology in such a smart way. Di buku pertama, we have the basic ideas aboutmagic. Di buku kedua, latar belakang dan pencarian Conn tentang bahaya yang mengancam sihir. Dan puncak dari ketegangannya, adalah di buku ketiga ini.
I like the way magic is being described a s a living being in this trilogy, dan chemistry antara Conn dan Nevery yang benci tapi rindu itu juga menjadi hal yang s
Chris Le
The magic thief is one of the best books in the world.

The book is about a boy named Connwaer and his magical

helpers, Benet, Embre, and Nevery. I like this book

very much. Conwaer is looking for a stone that has

power to stop a dangerous kind of magic called

ArhionVar which can destroy the whole city, but to do

that it has to destroy the magic that protects the

city, called wellmet. Connwaer is on a journey to find

his stone called the Lucus Stone, but he makes big

mistakes and dangerous decisi
colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±

I was a little meh with the first half of the story, in which Connwaer is still searching for a replacement focus stone. He's also having to hide from the authorities, who are, generally, useless bureacrats who refuse to believe that their comfortable worldview might be wrong.

There was on in particular, Nimble, who I (view spoiler)
Oh my... this third book was amazing! I will be very careful not to spoil anything in this review, but I can’t guarantee that I’m managed to do it. I’m so excited!! ^^

I was so eager expecting Conn to get his other locus magicalicus. Though I was pretty much could guess what it would be, the journey to get it was the one making it interesting, and I couldn’t stop reading to the end.

An unpredictable end too! I was so sure that Arhionvar would be annihilated, but the conclusion was way much better
Abby Miller
Jul 06, 2010 Abby Miller rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cat Barth, Sharon Irwin, Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
Another great installment in Sarah Prineas's Magic Thief trilogy. Conn, Nevery, and all the rest are back, although not as prominent as they were in the earlier books, as this one is mainly just about Conn and his fight to defend Wellmet from the approaching danger against the danger to his city.

The action is pretty steady in this installment, with the only reason I didn't give it a total of five stars, is that I felt that the story focused a bit too tightly on Conn, at the expense of the other
Eva Mitnick
Although I was delighted with the first book in the series, the second was rather disappointing due to the grayness of the setting and the apparent depression of our hero, who seemed uncharacteristically listless. Good news - Conn gets his fire and verve back in Found. Perhaps we can thank the dragons, which (like Tapatio hot sauce) add a welcome spice to anything. And these dragons are particularly enigmatic and uncuddly - there is none of that bonding or getting to know each other business goi ...more
Well ... that was an unexpected finish to the series about Conn, the thief-turned-wizard.
(By the way, if you haven't read books one and two yet, please pick up Stolen and Lost, and go away.)

Here's what happened before:
In book one, Stolen, two bad guys from Wellmet tried to steal the city's magic and nearly destroyed it in the process.
In book two, Lost, Conn travelled to Desh, where a magical being coming from a vanished place called Arhionvar was destroying everything it could find. And so the
Chris Ha
I believe Connwaer in the story "Found", by Sarah Prineas really wanted to protect the city, and his friends, from danger. In the beginning of the story Conn was trying his best to convince others that danger was coming and was hoping that they would listen to him and help him to prepare for the attack. But later, after learning that they wouldn't believe him he set himself on a journey to go and make sure that he would be able to get his new stone back so he could protect the city himself, but ...more
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I live in rural Johnson County, Iowa, and my first novel, The Magic Thief, was published by HarperCollins in June 2008 and by a bunch of other publishers around the world. The next book in the series, The Magic Thief: Lost, came out in May 2009, and the third, The Magic Thief: Found, was published in spring 2010. My next book from HarperCollins was Winterling (2012), followed by two sequels, Summe ...more
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