The Magic Thief: Lost
The Magic Thief: Lost by Sarah Prineas
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (May 12, 2009)
Book Two in the Magic Thief series begins where the last one left off. Young Conn, once a pickpocket, now a wizard’s apprentice, is helping his master, Nevery, with the strange goings-on in Wellmet, including an unexplained weakening of the city’s magic. New readers may feel disoriented, but happily the illustrated book has excellent back matter featuring people and places, which will help them get up to speed. In this story, some of the action shifts to the desert city Desh, where shadowmen who may be responsible for terrorizing Wellmet reside.
I have to admit it... I chose the first book to this series because of the title and cover art! (duh)..
Its a very good YA series.
I cannot do it justice, this or any book just yet, but I will say it is quite enjoyable but it reads better having read book one first. As the Amazon review states, the book does have excellent back matter, which not only would help someone if they didn't read book one, but it also helps a dulled memory awaken!
Conn is still learning his "craft" of becoming a Wizard, but not without causing himself an awful lot of trouble. It makes him human, but some might say a bit annoying that he doesn't seem to listen, but honestly the book would not go forward as well as it does if he did a silly thing like listen to the adults!
Along the way Conn gets a few lessons on the results of his actions which in turn makes him begin to grow up.
Once again Sarah Prineas was lucky enough to get Antonio Javier Caparo to fill her book with beginning chapter illustrations.
This is another enjoyable YA book.
Lost, has a bit of a mystery surrounding it and the characters are developing nicely, with each book, and I am curious to see where the author takes Conn next!