The Thief-Taker's Apprentice

Stephen Deas
fantasy > high fantasy, young adult
The Thief-Taker's Apprentice (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice #1) - Stephen Deas7.66

A teenage thief becomes a teenage assassin and must live with the consequences.

Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the Fagin like master of their band. But there is a twist to this tale of a thief.

One day Berren goes to watch an execution of three thieves. He watches as the thief-taker takes his reward and decides to try and steal the prize. He fails. The young thief is taken. But the thief-taker spots something in Berren. And the boy reminds him of someone as well. Berren becomes his apprentice.

And is introduced to a world of shadows, deceit and corruption behind the streets he thought he knew.

Full of richly observed life in a teeming fantasy city, a hectic progression of fights, flights and fancies and charting the fall of a boy into the dark world of political plotting and murder this marks the beginning of a new fantasy series for all lovers of fantasy – from fans of Kristin Cashore to Brent Weeks.

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Release date: August 24, 2010
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy, young adult
Average rating: 7.66/10
Total ratings: 6
Updated: August 24, 2021

The Thief-Taker's Apprentice :: Series

The Thief-Taker's Apprentice (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice #1)7.66
The Warlock's Shadow (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice #2)8.50
The King's Assassin (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice #3)6.00