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

Expectations Unmet

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Had been waiting for this book to come out. Trudi Canavan's characters and plots really draw you in. I would recommend you get this book, but I would suggest you wait till the second book is released as I feel this is mostly character introductions and does not feel like a complete book that can stand on its own. If you are not a follower of Trudi's previous book you will probably be left feeling dissatisfied with the incomplete storyline.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Thief's Magic?

Hard to say without revealing any of the main story.


Have you listened to any of Grant Cartwright and Hannah Norris ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No this narrators are new to me. I do feel they compliment each other very we'll.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

They characters are quite compelling but have not experienced anything to bet you emotional.


Any additional comments?

Use a credit not really worth spending extra cash on. Think it needs to be listened to with the future books waiting to be released.

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- jon

Book Details

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