Monday, November 8, 2010
Staff Pick of the Week
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
This book is deeper than the action/adventure story it appears to be. Not unlike the book's inhabitors, especially the thief, Gen.
The thief is released from prison because the Magus, on behalf of the King, needs something that only Gen has the skills to steal. As their journey progresses and the band of travelers tell stories of their gods and homelands around the campfires at night we see how the stories they tell weave into their own stories and bind them together in ways strange and permanent.