The Magic Thief: Lost: Lost by Sarah PrineasThe Magic Thief: Lost: Lost by Sarah Prineas

The Magic Thief: Lost: Lost

bySarah Prineas

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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Never mix fire with magic!

Conn may only be a wizard's apprentice, but even he knows it's dangerous to play with fire . . . especially around magic. His master, Nevery, warns him that it could all blow up in his face. Besides, they have bigger problems to deal with. There is evil afoot in the city of Wellmet, an evil that isn't human.

But Conn is drawn to the murmurs he hears every time he sets off an explosion—something is trying to talk to him, to warn him. When none of the wizards listen, Conn takes matters into his own hands. His quest to protect everything he loves brings him face-to-face with a powerful sorcerer-king and a treachery beyond even his vivid imagination.

Sarah Prineas works her own spells as she transports us to an extraordinary world where cities are run on living magic and even a thief can become a wizard's apprentice.

Sarah Prineas lives in the midst of the corn in rural Iowa, where she wrangles dogs, cats, chickens, and goats, goes on lots of hikes, and finds time to write. She is married to a physics professor and has two kids.
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Title:The Magic Thief: Lost: LostFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.12 × 5.56 × 0.83 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061375926

ISBN - 13:9780061375927

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as strong as the first As the second book to an incredible installment, I was slightly underwhelmed by the events and characterization in Lost. Our main character is struggling to save the kingdom without his magic, and tries to solve that by creating controlled pyrotechnic explosions, which created more conflict for this amazing character. This series is very much the story of fresh, young minds versus older minds set in their ways and not open to change. Magic in this case is like a fusion of science and religion, which I really enjoyed because it shows how similar they both are in terms of their being ideologies that aren’t as open to change. There are also Dementor-like creatures that turn people to stone, other miscellaneous villains, and our main character Conn pretty much has to solve the few mysteries and stop the villains on his own. I was expecting a lot more suspense, however, and the mystery of who the bad guy was, once introduced, was not so surprising. I’d wished the author would have created more mystery surrounding the villain. While the character is extremely likeable, and his affinity for animals makes me envious, I found overall that the story line was slightly lacking in focus. It seemed a little bit listless, like it didn’t know what to do with itself this middle book. There was a lot of back and forth action, and while the story was extremely entertaining, it wasn’t as good as the first book. I still enjoyed Conn just as much and found his doubt and uncertainty in this book paramount to his continued character growth. Overall a solid second book in this great trilogy. This is a great Middle Grade series that has a lot to offer for all readers.
Date published: 2013-07-12