Well, I've read this one only once before... and I didn't remember much of it. Though I must admit... I didn't much care for it. It was quite slow - it just took a long time go get going. Still, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good. I'm surprised that I didn't like it more, considering how much I like Skif in later books. He just wasn't as funny, or charming... and there were conflicting facts in his story too...Not to mention it took him FOREVER to be Chosen! But, I am VERY excited to read the next books!!
Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the best-selling world of Valdemar, Takes a Thief reveals the untold story of Skif-a popular character from Lackey's first published novel, Arrows of the Queen. Skif is a homeless orphan who lives with a gang of juvenile pickpockets...until he is "Chosen" by one of Valdemar's magical horses and becomes a Herald serving the Queen.
Its a good book and if you're already a Mercedes Lackey fan you'll enjoy it. If you have never read anything by Lackey before I suggest starting with a different one. This book draws upon and references her previous works a lot.