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by Stephen Deas

eBook The Thief-Taker's Apprentice epub
  • ISBN: 0575094478
  • Author: Stephen Deas
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gollancz; First Edition edition (2010)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1284 kb
  • FB2 size 1928 kb
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Stephen Deas The Thief-Takers Apprentice The first book in the Thief-Taker's Apprentice series PART ONE THE THIEF-TAKER 1 BERREN The crowd had come to watch three men die. Most of them had no idea who the three men were. Nor did they particularly care. They’d come into Four Winds Square for the spectacle, for a bit of blood, for a Sun-day afternoon of entertainment. They’d come for the jugglers and the fire-br. A new man came forward from behind the executioner. The one who’d caught the men about to be killed. From what Berren could see, there was nothing special about him. He didn’t have particularly rich clothes.

The Thief-Takers Apprentice. The first book in the Thief-Taker's Apprentice series. Part one. The thief-taker. They’d come for the jugglers and the fire-breathers, the pies and the pastry-sellers, the singers and the speakers. They’d come for everything the city had to offer, and that’s what they got. The thief ran through them with practised ease. The crowd barely noticed he was there. He slipped between the larger bodies around him like an eel between a fisherman’s fingers, finding space where none seemed to exist.

The Thief-Takers Apprentice ta-1, . 0. part of Thief-Taker's Apprentice Series. The thief-taker carried him easily out of the bedroom and deftly picked his way between the hanging sheets outside. He nodded and smiled at the two women. Berren glared at Lilissa.

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Stephen Deas is an electrical engineer working in the aerospace and defence industries. His first novel THE ADAMANTINE PALACE has sold in a number of countries - it was sold in the US after a fierce auction and was pre-empted in Germany. Библиографические данные. The Thief-Taker's Apprentice.

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.

Which is a pity, because at the very core of this book was the possibility for an interesting story

The wound in his arm burned arm.

The wound in his arm burned arm. People stared at him in the streets and veered away. Looking like he did, he had to be careful to avoid any of the local militia gangs, which meant keeping away from the main streets and that took even more time. When he reached Weaver’s Row and Moon Street the sun was high and the bells from the solar temples were already calling people in to midday prayer

The Thief-Taker's Apprentice book. Next time, Deas, give your characters individual voice by manipulating their vocabulary, not by sending them on exchange to EastEnders.

The Thief-Taker's Apprentice book. Berren has lived in the city all his life. Jul 24, 2011 Adam Whitehead rated it liked it.

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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.
Comments: (7)
Tamesya
The Thief-Taker's Apprentice is a dark novel starring an ex-thief in a medieval style world that is frighteningly realistic. I'm going to say up front that if you aren't alright with the realities of public executions, bloody sword fights and back alley beatings, this isn't the book for you. If that sound's like it's up your alley, carry on.

In some ways, this book goes with a lot of the ordinary tropes; there's an orphan boy that's more than what he seems; the dour assassin(thief-taker in this case).But.. that's ok. Because I like those tropes.

Some people might find the fact that the main character spends most of the book learning the ropes and not being awesome, but I think that this made the book more interesting because we get to see, uhm, apprenticeship happening. In a lot of books you're an apprentice and then magic awesome comes out of you. In this book Berren's being an apprentice means we get to understand his impressions of this training, trade and new Master.

One problem though... this is a young-adult book? Really? I mean, no one puts any of their parts into the parts of anyone else, so I guess that's good but... I don't know. It seems pretty gory for a young adult book.

It's good, read it. It's the first in a series that's set in the same world as some of Stephen Deas' other books.
Hono
The story line was decent. It lacked character development which made them boring. The young boy apprentice is made out to be a weak pathetic wuss which stays that way the entire book. Though there seems to be a twist with the boy that you might find out in book 2, hope it's a good twist. I don't give stars lightly mainly cause everyone have become 5 star whores rating every book they read a perfect 5 stars. Just know this book was ok. Not great but could have a great book two if the writer can add development
Kerry
Just great! You will fall in love with, "The Thief-Taker's Apprentcie." I started reading, couldn't stop, didn't want to stop and was irritated when anyone talked to me because I wanted to finish this book now. The faster I could read the quicker I could purchase the next book. I am done, Oh no, the next book isn't out yet. Wish the author could write faster, the editor could fast track the next book faster and it was up on Amazon tomorrow. I will buy it with one click. E-mail me when the next book is ready for me to click on. I am still smiling. Great read.
Mr.mclav
it was good... not FANTASTIC, but good. got better at the end. good enough for me to start the next in the series.
Zorve
Some history about a character you know so little about, I'm so caught up now. Next please!!! :) Thanks you !!
Modar
I'll keep it simple. This is an excellent fantasy book and well worth the money. I can't wait to read further installments.
Dog_Uoll
A pretty blood, a decent amount of action and likeable characters. I wanted more out of the main character but the sequel may hold promise
My thoughts:

I don't know if I would have know this was YA if I hadn't read it somewhere, and because of that it works just as well for a young reader as for an adult reader.

The main character is a thief named Berren, he is somewhere between 12 and 15, an orphan and a tough young boy that has seen the city at its worst. I did like him, one have to, he steals to survive and he is smart enough to realize (after a while) that being an apprentice to a thief-taker could get him out of his old life. But he is also smart enough to see that his new life is pretty messed up too, he will surely have to kill someday. His new master Sy, is an enigma and I like those. Slowly we learn more about him and why he does the things he do. There are a few others we meet too but in this book the young Lissiana stands out the most. Young heroes always have crushes.

The book was bloody too, perhaps that is what made it better for me. That might sound wrong, but life was harsh and I like it to show in fantasy. People do die, and here they did, and nasty things happened, lives were in put in danger. But it is never too violent, too bloody, and the main characters never get too hurt. There is always hope.

I quite enjoyed this tale about Berren, and the best part for me was also the part that makes me wanna read book 2. In the beginning Sy says that Berren looks like someone, then someone else says it too, and of course I am dying to find out what that is all about. Just as I wanted to know who Sy really was.

Conclusion:

A good solid fantasy story for all ages. There is danger, adventure, that first crush and secrets, and those are always the best. It's not that long either so I read it fast. I do look forward to book 2 to find out more. Recommended.
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