Thief's Magic

By Trudi Canavan (Hardcover Book, 2014)
In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, 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 an land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer's daughter 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, nor the laws of their lands... and not even the people they trust.
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    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $20.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316209274

    • On Sale Date: 05/20/2014

    • Publisher: Orbit

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In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, 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 an land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer's daughter 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, nor the laws of their lands... and not even the people they trust.

Trudi Canavan published her first story in 1999 and it received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story. Her debut series, The Black Magician Trilogy, made her an international success and her last five novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers in the UK. Trudi Canavan lives with her partner in Melbourne, Australia, and spends her time knitting, painting and writing. You can visit her website at www.trudicanavan.com.
  • "Her [Canavan's] magical world is brilliantly conceived." --- Romantic Times on The Magician's Apprentice

    "Some excellent reading to be had." --- Robert N. Stephenson on The Novice

    "This captivating tale has already been hailed by critics as a 'must for lovers of good fantasy'." --- Marie Claire (Australia) on The Magicians' Guild

  • Rielle's story entrances... leaving readers eager for the next two volumes." (Publisher's Weekly on Thief's Magic).

  • "Her [Canavan's] magical world is brilliantly conceived." (RT Book Reviews on The Magician's Apprentice).

  • "Some excellent reading to be had." (Robert N. Stephenson on The Guild).

  • "This captivating tale has already been hailed by critics as a 'must for lovers of good fantasy." (Marie Claire (Australia) onThe Magicians' Guild).

  • "Adventurous and accessible for new and old readers alike." (Publishers Weekly on The Ambassador's Mission).

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Thief's Magic
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $20.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 560
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316209274
  • On Sale Date: 05/20/2014
Thief's Magic