Thursday, June 5, 2008

Debut Showcase: The Magic Thief: Stolen

The Magic Thief: Stolen (Amazon USA, UK, Canada) (Check out the UK Cover)
by Sarah Prineas (website, blog, ClassOf2K8 page) (Check out "the Device" on her about me page!)
HarperCollins Cool Book Site
Hardcover (16.99)

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.

This author contacted me way back when, and she was the one who introduced me to the ClassOf2KX sites. This novel is being published in eleven different countries! This looks like a lot of fun for the younger readers in your life.


Maria said...

Oh no! This looks like another one I'd like!!!

I gotta stop coming here...the pile will get unmanageable!

Tia Nevitt said...

Oh, dear. I'd hate to lose such a long-term reader! I'd better start worsening my coverage, here.