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The Clever Thief,
This review is from: The Thief (Paperback)
Only once in a lifetime does a thief get to steal the world's most guarded object, and Gen is getting this chance. Imprisoned inside the king's dungeon for stealing his seal, he is called upon to help retrieve Hamiathes's Gift. It is said that the owner of this precious stone will rule Eddis, the kings neighboring country. The stone is hidden deep beneath a river inside a dangerous labyrinth. Every attempt to steal this stone has ended in death. Except for four nights of the year the cave is submerged in water. He is forced to ride day and night even with the infected wounds on his arm from prison bars. Too weak to travel they must stop frequently delaying their arrival at the cave. They arrive during the second night of the four night period in which the cave is drained of water, leaving only three nights for Gen to find this precious stone. Even though Gen is said to be the best thief in the world all other attempts have failed. Guarded by the gods of the world Gen's chance is slim. Even if he does succeed, each individual of his group has plans of their own. Filled with adventure, betrayal, action and comedy The Thief is a book everyone should read.