The Queen's Thief

Megan Whalen Turner

The Queen's Thief


November 13, 2021

The Thief is different compared to most other books. Not in a bad way, but just different. With this book, it feels like everything just flows along like a river, and when you read it, the pages just seem to fly past. That is why I really love that book. It starts when Gen, a thief, is forced to come on a journey to find something, a treasure, along with the magus, the king's scholar, Pol, Sophos , and a few others. Along the way, Gen complains quite a bit, and they pass from farmland to a huge grove of olives, in another country. Once they arrive at the temple where the treasure is, with quite a few holdbacks along the way, Gen is tasked with trying to steal the treasure. On the first night, he fails. There was a whole maze of passages that he had to explore to find the treasure, which would grant immortality to the bearer. On the second night, he finds a secret passage hidden inside a chunk of obsidian, and he comes out of the temple triumphant, with the treasure in his hand. However, what comes next is absolutely heart stopping. I just really love this book compared to other ones because it seems so smooth, flowing along, and the author uses so much imagery, description and dialogue that the book just seems to be filled with it. At the start, it might seem boring, but in truth, you probably enjoy it, because within minutes, you read 10% of the book. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars without hesitation, and I recommend this book to kids 9 and up.

The age rating for

The Queen's Thief

is for

10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 year old kids