Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan

Posted by Yuma County Library

Reviewed by: Andrew Zollman

What I Read Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

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What it’s About: The book follows two individuals: Tyen, a student of aarchaeology and Rielle, the daughter of a dyer. The story takes place in a world where magic coexists with technology and religious beliefs. In Tyen’s story, he is from a world where the industrial revolution is powered by magic. While out in the field with other students, he unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen's world faces. Elsewhere, in a land ruled by the priests, Rielle has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it, should she dare to risk the Angels' wrath. But not everything is as Tyen and Rielle have been raised to believe. Not the nature of magic, or the laws of their lands. Not even the people they thought they could trust.

What I Thought: The concept and character development was great for each character, the setting, and the conflict surrounding each story. However, I found that having alternating stories moving through the chapters put me off a little bit. It wasn’t until about halfway through the book that I found that the story followed a timeline progression between both characters to a common event. It was good, it was detailed, and most of all I am looking forward to the next book, Angel of Storms.

Read-a-likes: Stormdancer – Jay Kristoff

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