The Thief-Taker's Apprentice (The Thief-Taker's Apprentice, #1)
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The Thief-Taker's Apprentice

by Stephen Deas
Release date: August 24, 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy, young adult

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.

(updated 2016-08-25)

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