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Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief) Hardcover – May 16, 2017
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Meet the Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Megan Whalen Turner is the bestselling and award-winning author of five novels set in the world of the Queen's Thief. She has been awarded a Newbery Honor and a Horn Book-Boston Globe Honor and won the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. She has won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature and was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award. She worked as a bookseller for seven years before she started writing. Her first book was a collection of short stories called Instead of Three Wishes. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
“Megan Whalen Turner has constructed a clever world filled with suspense and intrigue and characters that will never be forgotten. Once you dive into the world of the Queen’s Thief [books], prepare to have your life stolen from you until you finish them all.” (Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times-bestselling author of the Testing trilogy)
“Turner is a mature and amazing writer. I love this book: new characters mixed with Eugenides the Thief and world building like no other! My favorite of 2017.” (Judy Bulow, Tattered Cover Bookstore)
“Even minor characters in Turner’s Queen’s Thief saga have fascinating stories to tell, as she proves in this fifth installment...Turner writes with complete authority about her richly imagined landscape. ...Turner fills out and enriches the expansive canvas on which she stitches her epic tale.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“Turner’s eagerly awaited fifth Queen’s Thief novel displays in full her many fortes: ingenious plotting, nuanced characterization, and a subtle slight of hand in the telling that promises to surprise even very astute readers. ...Thoroughly tricky, insightful, and satisfying.” (Horn Book (starred review))
“Turner is a criminally underrated writer, and this stand-alone novel from [the] “Queen’s Thief” [world] shows her again playing with narrative perspective, mixing history with fantasy to brilliant effect.” (Boston Globe)
“The stakes are high and peace uneasy...Turner builds suspense not with battles and gore but through strategizing and charged, subtle dialogue. ...remains as fresh as the latest headline.” (Washington Post)
“Kamet’s growth...is first-rate. As with Turner’s other Attolia books, this invites an older audience, but the perilous journey, character growth, and understated affection of shield brothers offer more teen appeal...A stand-alone that won’t disappoint Turner aficionados.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“The complexity of Turner’s world combined with the suspense of her layered plot creates a story that will appeal to readers of all ages. The thrill of the chase is magnetic-as is Kamet’s budding and unlikely friendship with an Attolian...a spectacularly enchanted empire imagined by a master storyteller.” (Shelf Awareness)
“Turner builds suspense not with battles and gore but through strategizing and charged, subtle dialogue. ...stylishly written . . . with its fractious leaders and fraught politics, remains as fresh as the latest headline.” (Newsday)
From the Back Cover
An epic novel set in the world of the Queen’s Thief.
Deep within the palace of the Mede emperor, in an alcove off the main room of his master’s apartments, Kamet minds his master’s business and his own. Carefully keeping the accounts, and his own counsel, Kamet has accumulated a few possessions, a little money stored in the household’s cashbox, and a significant amount of personal power. As a slave, his fate is tied to his master’s. If Nahuseresh’s fortunes improve, so will Kamet’s, and Nahuseresh has been working diligently to promote his fortunes since the debacle in Attolia.
A soldier in the shadows offers escape, but Kamet won’t sacrifice his ambition for a meager and unreliable freedom; not until a whispered warning of poison and murder destroys all of his carefully laid plans. When Kamet flees for his life, he leaves behind everything—his past, his identity, his meticulously crafted defenses—and finds himself woefully unprepared for the journey that lies ahead.
Pursued across rivers, wastelands, salt plains, snowcapped mountains, and storm-tossed seas, Kamet is dead set on regaining control of his future and protecting himself at any cost. Friendships—new and long-forgotten—beckon, lethal enemies circle, secrets pile up, and the fragile hopes of the little kingdoms of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis hang in the balance.
Thick as Thieves is New York Times—bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner’s triumphant return to the world of the Queen’s Thief.
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Kamet's happy with his lot in life, greedily eyeing his destination and putting up with beatings as part of the status quo, until he's stolen at Eugenides' command. The King of Attolia takes his spite out on Kamet, sending an Attolian soldier to steal the slave away on the very day his master is poisoned. And thus begins Kamet's slow torturous journey to freedom he does not want in a kingdom he despises as a backward cesspit.
There are many discoveries along the twisting road to freedom, friends made and found, gods wandering anonymously, and behind it all - overlapping intrigues and plans-within-plans - is our favorite thief. And behind him stand the gods.
Megan Whalen Turner is at her twisty best. Everything we love about the Queen’s Thief series is here and in play again. We are immersed in Eugenides’ world in a fantastic read that I will immediately re-read just to see what hints or twists I missed.
There’s much about the human spirit, slavery, freedom, and friendship in this book. It’s all cleverly hidden in a story that’s almost impossible to put down to eat and sleep. Megan Whalen Turner is an incredible writer and every bit of that talent is invested in the hidden cracks and crannies of this story.
My only quibble with this book is that it ended and I must wait for the next book.
And now I will turn back to the Thief's earlier days. And hope that Turner keeps on writing.
Not quite as good as 1 and 3, but I predicted the biggest "twist" in the book. Better than books 2 and 4, I think.
Eugenides, like Sage from The Shadow Throne, is getting predictable in his tricks. It took Sage only 3 books to be so and Gen 5 books, but Gen is only the MC in the first book. So, it's even.
I liked that Kamet was a different MC from the other ones. He wasn't strong or particularly crafty. He knows languages and can lie well. That's about it. He has never held a sword and is scared to. He also can't see well, which I can relate to. I liked the ways he kept discovering more and more freedoms, that he could hold his head up without fear. At the end of the book, he realized he could be the one to end a conversation and that he didn't need an excuse.
I kept waiting for the book to get to Attolia. I think this was the biggest problem, that I saw every conflict as a delay. Costis and Kamet were attacked by slavers, part of a caravan, in a ship that burned down, running from bounty hunters, nearly caught by plague, etc. I saw these conflicts as temporary even though they tied into the overall plot of Costis and Kamet learning to trust each other and keeping secrets from each other while in Mede.
When the reader knows the author is trying to trick them, it is easier to spot when and where. I think this is the main reason MWT has switched povs every time. She wants to show Gen from a fresh perspective. His own, the queen's, a guard's, a neighboring ally, and now from an enemy's perspective. Everyone first sees Gen as a useless show-off, and by the end of the book they see him as cunning. It's a fun journey, and the only way MWT could get readers to go through that learning arc every time is if she had a different pov character for each book.