Lost (Magic Thief Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Lost (Magic Thief Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Sarah Prineas, Antonio Javier Caparo
     
 

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
The second book in "The Magic Thief" trilogy continues the story of Connwaer, a young pickpocket-turned-wizard's apprentice. After his locus stone is destroyed saving the city of Wellmet from a dangerous machine, Conn needs to find another way to communicate with the magic of the city. Unfortunately, the only way he can do that is to use pyrotechnic magic, which causes explosions. Conn's experiments aren't the only problem facing Wellmet, though. Mysterious figures have been terrorizing the city by night, and Conn and his best friend Rowan are determined to find out who is behind it all. When Rowan's mother, the Duchess, is attacked in her bed, Rowan is determined to go to another city, Desh, to see if they had anything to do with it. Conn soon follows after a disastrous attempt to speak with the magic has him expelled from the city. Desh's young sorcerer-king insists he has nothing to do with the attacks, but Conn's "sure as sure" he is lying. Can Conn save Wellmet? And if he does, will he be allowed back in? This fast-paced magical adventure story is sure to be a hit with fans of the first book, as well as attracting more readers to the series. A great book for fantasy fans who are looking for a captivating tale of magic, danger and intrigue. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart
VOYA - Teri S. Lesesne
In this second book in The Magic Thief series, Conn has managed to save the town of Wellmet with the assistance of magician and mentor, Nevery. All should be well; however, there is still something lurking beneath the surface, a darkness that compels Conn to leave Wellmet and travel to Desh. It is there that Conn discovers the origin of the darkness. Can a lowly magician-in-training tackle the threats posed by the head magician of Desh, a man whose malevolence is almost palpable? Although this book will stand alone, the relationships among the various key players, introduced in the first volume, deepen. In addition, there are plot threads that are developed in the second book. and some are left dangling for subsequent series novels. Conn, like Harry Potter, is beginning to discover the power of his own magic, although he has little formal training and hardly any control over the outcome of his machinations of the pyrotechnics that serve as the basis of his power. Strong female characters populate Conn's world, opening the series to girls as well as boys. Short chapters with plenty of suspense make it a good choice for reluctant readers. Unfortunately T\the interior illustrations suggest a younger audience, but a good booktalk should help this book find its readers. Reviewer: Teri S. Lesesne
Kirkus Reviews
Apprentice magician Conn battles a new magical threat while continuing to drive friend and foe alike mad with irritation in this headlong sequel. As the clueless magicians of the local college continue to deny reality, a rising tide of attacks from Dementor-like Shadowmen prompts the Duchess to send her daughter Rowan to the distant desert city of Desh to see if it has been similarly afflicted. Having blown up his home in a pyrotechnic experiment and left beloved bodyguard/nanny/cook Benet badly injured, remorseful Conn invites himself along-and soon finds evidence that the sorcerer-king of Desh is hiding something ugly indeed. Told in a mix of narrative and correspondence, the tale hurtles along to a climax in which Conn deals Evil a sharp setback that also sets up the next episode. Readers of the opener will understand the sometimes complex relationships better than latecomers, but the sequel stands sturdily on its own, and Conn, equally gifted at picking locks and being a thorn in the side of all, remains a vivid, memorable lead. (maps, recipes, thumbnail bios) (Fantasy. 11-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606147620
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Series:
Magic Thief Series, #2
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah Prineas lives in the midst of the corn in Iowa City, Iowa, and can usually be found writing fantasy novels and stories on a matte-black stealth MacBook called Sparks. Sarah holds a Ph.D. in English literature and recently taught honors seminars on fantasy and science fiction literature at the University of Iowa. She has an amazing dragon action-figure collection and occasionally bakes biscuits (although she says hers never seem to turn out as tasty as Benet's do in the magic thief).

Sarah is married to John Prineas, a physics professor, which comes in handy when she's writing about magic prisoning devices. They are the parents of Maud and Theo. If you're looking for more of Conn's exciting adventures, they continue in the Magic Thief: Lost.

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Lost 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutly satisfing and exciting! I couldn't get my hands off it once I got it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Expect it to AWESOME cause the 1st one was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This hole series is just...AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks! Second book I lov tyis book and its characters so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Magic Thief series is very well-written with a distinctive style. The tale moves along quickly, and every thread is wrapped up in a completely satisfying ending in the third book. While this is the best series of books I've read in the last year (or three!), my eight-year-olds were also captivated by the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good novel! The author has much improved sience her first book, with a gripping story and plenty suspense. A side note, this book does not have much description, but pictures instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A awesome sequel to the magic thief . Shadows are attacking Wellmet and it is up to conn to stop them .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book i realy look foward to reading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read thhis book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book! Cant wait to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All im going to say is READ THIS BOOK NOW! Just dont forget ur locus magiculius :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series. I cannot wait for the new book to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why does the house have to be destroyed
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Were is the chat box? I am a friend of zacarys. Sorry about bad spelling i am in a rush
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I want iit so bad
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Nevey sonds fun
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Wonder if it is good
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I haven't read the book yet!
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