Thief's Magic : Millennium's Rule

  • by Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by Grant Cartwright, Hannah Norris
  • Series: Millennium's Rule
  • 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen's world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by priests, Rielle the dyer's daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it - should she dare to risk the Angels' wrath.Yet not everything is as Tyen and Rielle have been raised to believe. Not the nature of magic, nor the laws of their lands... and not even the people they trust.

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Customer Reviews

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Just didn't take off

I really enjoyed this author's 'Black Magician' trilogy and was looking forward to something with a steampunk edge from her. She seemed like someone who did lightweight, pacey fantasy right.

But I just had to give up on this one. Despite the narrator gamely doing his best, he couldn't get any personality out of the robotic lead, or excitement out of the functional prose. There's some neat ideas but it reminded me of the old Truman Capote quote, "this isn't writing, it's typing." Could just be me but this felt dead.
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- Sydney

Beautifully narrated, slow burner.

What made the experience of listening to Thief's Magic the most enjoyable?

Hats off to the Narrators, they really made this audiobook immersive, with seamless reading and great accents.


What did you like best about this story?

Although it's not a wild ride of a book, it has great ideas and is beautifully written. I was a little disappointed that I'll have to wait till next year to find out what happens next!


Which character – as performed by Grant Cartwright and Hannah Norris – was your favourite?

I think both Tyen and Rielle were excellent, although, especially initially I was more gripped by Tyen's storyline; Rielle's took a bit longer to really get going.


Any additional comments?

Thus far I think it's been my favorite of Trudi Canavan's books in audiobook format - a big part of this is definitely due to the narration - I hope Grant Cartwright and Hannah Norris will be narrating the next one when it comes out.

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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd