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The Magic Thief, Book One (Paperback)

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"Conn is a talented thief in a world powered by magic, not electricity, but the magic is fading and Conn thinks he knows why.  When he picks the pocket of a prominent but disgraced wizard he is rewarded with an apprentices hip and must prove that his theory should be heeded."

— Topher


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 magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who--or what--is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.

Praise For…

“An uncommonly engaging young narrator kicks this debut fantasy ahead of the general run.” (starred review)
-Kirkus Reviews

“What works wonderfully well here is the boy’s irresistible voice” (starred review)
-ALA Booklist

“This is the first in an anticipated trilogy, and since Conn has a lot yet to learn, he is sure to draw avid fans back for more”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061375903
ISBN-10: 006137590X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 21st, 2009
Pages: 419
Language: English
Series: Magic Thief (Quality)