The Thief-taker's Apprentice

The Thief-taker's Apprentice

Book - 2010
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Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the Fagin like master of their band. But there is a twist to this tale of a thief.

One day Berren goes to watch an execution of three thieves. He watches as the thief-taker takes his reward and decides to try and steal the prize. He fails. The young thief is taken. But the thief-taker spots something in Berren. And the boy reminds him of someone as well. Berren becomes his apprentice.

And is introduced to a world of shadows, deceit and corruption behind the streets he thought he knew.

Full of richly observed life in a teeming fantasy city, a hectic progression of fights, flights and fancies and charting the fall of a boy into the dark world of political plotting and murder this marks the beginning of a new fantasy series for all lovers of fantasy - from fans of Kristin Cashore to Brent Weeks.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2010.
ISBN: 9780575094499
0575094494
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION DEA
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 20 cm.

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Grandiloquentme
Jul 28, 2011

Wondrful story with an interesting plot, however one of the characters who is meant to be a good guy isn't very likeable. Also the ending leaves a lot hanging, but then it is the first book in the series.

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