Return of the Thief


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$18.99  $17.66
Greenwillow Books
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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.9 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author

Megan Whalen Turner is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of five stand-alone novels set in the world of the Queen's Thief. Return of the Thief marks her long-awaited conclusion to the epic and unforgettable story of the thief Eugenides--a story more than twenty years in the making. She has been awarded a Newbery Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. She has twice been a finalist for the Andre Norton Award and won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature.


"With war looming, Eugenides has to work harder than ever to protect everyone he loves and make sure he does not offend the gods who have taken an interest in both the Little Peninsula and him since his early years as the Queen's Thief. . . . As intricately plotted as it is utterly satisfying, this series finale has everything readers could hope for from a conclusion 20 years in the making." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"The long-brewing Mede invasion is imminent, and the countries of the Little Peninsula, united under Eugenides as high king, muster their resources and allies to preserve their sovereignty. . . . [Turner's] great gift for combining point of view and plot in exquisite, impeccably timed reveals is on full display: a multitude of subtle twists reconfigure not just this book but the ones that came before it. . . . [Readers will] want to revisit the other volumes armed with new, deeper understanding of the Thief and his world." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"Turner, true to form, tantalizingly draws readers in by forcing them to draw their own inferences about character and motivation from dialogue and exposition. The tightly crafted plot produces a series of dramatic climaxes, followed by a slow and satisfying denouement that has an elegiac quality. . . . As readers bid farewell to this acclaimed series and its beloved cast of characters, it's clear that this concluding volume serves as the keystone, inextricably linking the preceding entries together in surprising yet inevitable ways; it's a bravura performance by one of our finest writers." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"In the final volume of the Queen's Thief series, more than 20 years in the making, dissent and war threaten to undo the delicate union of nations Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis under Eugenides, former Thief of Eddis. . . . Turner offers an immensely satisfying series conclusion." -- Publishers Weekly

"The best time to start a series is when the final book's done, so reach for Megan Whalen Turner's Return of the Thief, sixth and last of the epic, quasi-classical world "Queen's Thief" novels. For devotees of guileful, daring and romantic Eugenides: this is a satisfying, triumphant conclusion. For those yet to discover him: what a great gift!" --