Take a Thief (Heralds of Valdemar Series #5)

Take a Thief (Heralds of Valdemar Series #5)

by Mercedes Lackey
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Take a Thief (Heralds of Valdemar Series #5) by Mercedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the best-selling world of Valdemar, Take a Thief reveals the untold story of Skif--a popular character from Lackey's first published novel, Arrows of the Queen.

Skif was an orphan who would have died from malnutrition and exposure if he had never met Deke the pickpocket.  By the time he was twelve, Skif was an accomplished cat burglar.  But it wasn't until he decided to steal a finely tacked-out white horse, which was, oddly enough, standing unattended in the street, that this young thief discovered that the tables could turn on him--and that he himself could be stolen!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756400583
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Heralds of Valdemar Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 329,696
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 4.12(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.

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Take a Thief (Heralds of Valdemar Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Twinleader56 More than 1 year ago
This tells the story of Skif. He grows up a thief, but just to survive and help those who took him in. When he is chosen he thinks the companion made a mistake, and insists that heralds are all good and why would they want a thief. His companion sees the good in him, and says who can say that the queen might not need his special talents at some point. Skif shows up in several of the Heralds of Valdemar books, so it was nice to finally be able to read his back story. How his companion chooses him was so funny I couldn't stop laughing. This is a stand-alone book, even though a lot of her Valdemar books are trilogies. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a replacement for the hardback I lost when I moved. I now have every book in Lackey's Valdemar series, and I re-read the books often - a great escape from the real world.
Ariam More than 1 year ago
The amazing backstory of the thief-turned-Herald Skif who plays such an important part in the Valdemar universe during the reign of Queen Selenay! This book is everything you'd hope for in the telling of one the Herald's most infamous and often troublesome young man. A hard life for young Skif on the streets of the slums of Valdmar's outer city makes Skif fend for himself against abuse and starvation. When his luck seems to be changing, the unthinkable happens that throws his whole world into turmoil and has him bent on revenge. Funny, intelligent, and full of twists and turns this is easily on of the best novels in the Valdemar series. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good character building tale
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One of my favorite Val. Tales
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One of my favorites. Have read it many times over.
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Sad but amazing
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Im looking for book 4 in her valemer series. Im a huge fan of hers and i plan on owning and enjoying all her books. Especiallyvthe valedmer series.
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