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The Thief (original 1996; edition 1996)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Author) (1996)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060824972, Paperback)
"I can steal anything."
After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task -- to steal a hidden treasure from another land.
To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:49 -0400)
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
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