Title: Thick as Thieves
By: Megan Whalen Turner
Megan Whalen Turner creates intelligent, intricate plots that twist with reversals, are filled with terrific rich characters and brilliant, detailed world building. Her fifth book in the Queen’s Thief series lives up to the rest of the series, which has already won the Children’s Mythopoetic Fantasy Award as well as a Newbery Honor. This book, starting with a minor character from a previous book, plunges the reader into a slave’s desperate escape from the palace of the brother of the king of Mede, the mighty kingdom that wants to capture the smaller kingdoms around it. Wouldn’t you want to read a book by an author who says, “I want to give the reader a piece of information at the end that changes their interpretation of everything that’s happened before.”? If you haven’t read the The Thief before, go back and start one of the best fantasy series in Children’s Literature. If you have read them all, enjoy Thick as Thieves. Guaranteed, you will love Eugenides (The Thief) even more than you did before!