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

Poor show

What would have made Thief's Magic better?

The two worlds in the book have almost nothing to do with each other, making it a toil to switch between characters. There is far too much focus on the female point of view and physical relationships - its not meant to be 50 Shades! I've loved Trudi Canavan's other works but this was an epic let down.


What will your next listen be?

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks


What about Grant Cartwright and Hannah Norris ’s performance did you like?

The performances were fine, it was the characters that let them down.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thief's Magic?

I would leave the book in Tyen's point of view, develop him as a character and his story and get rid of Rielle.


Any additional comments?

As I said before I loved The Black Magician Trilogy, The Traitor Spy trilogy and The Age of Five, but this really was a disappointment.

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- Nicola

Book Details

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