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This blog is managed by us two sisters, known to some as Ants and Epic. We're a pair of up-and-coming authors and avid readers. This blog is mainly full of honest, Christian book-reviews and an occasional update about our writing. We love hearing from you all so feel free to drop a comment anywhere to just say hi!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review: The Thief Lord

Summary: Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord.

 Prosper and Bo relish their new "family" and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys' freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.
 *Summary from Amazon
Thoughts: I'm going to let you all know right away that my goal is to seek out and devour every single book with adventure and children in it! I love interactions with little adorable, resourceful boys and girls with helpful older people (not necessarily always adults). Consider yourself warned!
  Ahem, anyways, the point of that was to say, we loved this story! Prosper is an exellent older brother though his decision of running away may be frowned upon his desire to take care of his little brother is admirable and adorable! I also found Scipio an endearing character (another one of my favorite types!) and the rest of the children were a wonderfully humorous and fascinating cast! I enjoyed quite a bit of Victor's time (at his expense) and lived in jealousy of Ida for the ending half of the book.While the ending may not wrap up the way most people expect (or want) I was thoroughly pleased and will definitely be returning to reread this treat at a later time. If you enjoy books on Italy, adventure or children (especially adorable children) I highly recommend this!

Content: Virtually nothing. A few instances of "Drat!" and guns are thrown around a little (in case you have a problem with that) though only one was actually fired and no one is hurt. There is also magic in here, very little, but it's there. The children steal quite a bit, there's a lot of lying and Scipio has understandable problems with his family. Like I said, nothing really but here it is for those of you who like to know.

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