Published by Harper Collins on September 22nd 2009
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy
Narrator: Steve West
Length: 7 hours and 41 minutes
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The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the thief's abilities.
What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses
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When I saw that this series was going to be narrated by Steve West, I requested it asap! Steve West is one of my all time favorite narrators! He just does such a fantastic job not only with inflections but bringing each character to life. I am never lost in the dialogue. I think his narration adds another layer to the story. On top of all that, his voice is just so soothing to listen to!
I didn’t know much about this series going into it! I knew it had some big fans, and I knew that the series started a long time ago and it was a big deal that the latest book finally came out. That was about it! Anyway, as the story unfolds from Eugenides POV, I was quickly pulled into the world.
Eugenides is a thief, and a great one at that, and he is tasked with helping to steal some item. He gets dragged on this journey with what seems to be a bit of a rag tag team. I really enjoyed learning more about each of the characters on their trip and also getting stories of the gods in this fantasy world. It was a little slow going at first but the pace definitely picked up and there are some seriously fantastic twists and things I just did not expect.
I appreciated how well developed the characters were and how I came to have a connection with each of them. There is also a lot of political intrigue that comes into play and it’s super interesting to follow. The book definitely left off with me eager to start the next, wondering what else was in store in this world!