Friday, February 8, 2013
by Megan Whalen Turner
This was a really entertaining read. It is told from the perspective of a thief who is forced into the king's service to steal something. I really enjoyed reading about Gen's adventures and the other characters he traveled with.
The world she created for this tale had a very Greek feel to it, which I thought made it not only a unique fantasy but really fascinating. I loved the stories about the old Gods they exchanged because they reminded me so much of the old Greek tales. I thought this was a great addition to the story.
This is a young adult book but I felt like the style of writing seemed more geared toward the younger teen crowded. It was a quick, fun read. I was able to finish it in a couple days. There was a little bit of language so keep that in mind if you are considering letting someone younger read ts book.
I thought the ending was great. Not only was the perfecting ending for a character like Gen but it made me curious about what comes next.
I can't wait to read the other books in this series. I am looking forward to reading more about these characters.