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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Adventure Awaits

The Thief Queen's Daughter
By Elizabeth Haydon
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Starscape (June 26, 2007)
Reading level: Young Adult

Rated 4 stars of 5 possible

I seem to have an affinity for choosing middle books of a series... but no matter. This second voume from The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme stands alone well. Nothing happening here depends on anything that happened in the first volume and though there are hints at what is to come in the third volume, those hints do not overwhelm the plot or readability of this volume.

The title character is a sassy, smart-mouthed kid, but also a resourceful and loyal friend. One should not trust too much in what she says - her mother has taught this girl some terrible things. Still, I could not help but admire the girl's audacity and downright outrageousness.

The Thief Queen's daughter has everything in it a fantasy afficionado could want. Adventure, drama, suspense, humor and (of course) plenty of fantasy. This book is a quick and easy read that I can recommend to fantasy lovers of all ages from 11 on up.

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