Thief's Magic

Thief's Magic

Book - 2014
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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 a 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. Not even the people they trust.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2014
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780316209274
0316209279
Branch Call Number: SF CAN
Characteristics: 553 p. ;,25 cm

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ShamaBole
Mar 27, 2016

I couldn't get past the first 50 pages or so. The protagonist is incredibly gullible and not particularly quick-witted, and not very loyal or trustworthy to boot. Too colourless to hold my attention.

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emeraldmermaid
May 31, 2015

Fabulous book.
But i warn you
this is BOOK ONE of a series
and book two isn't available until Nov 2015 so it's maddening to wonder what happens next, sigh... i think it's a trilogy as well

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