Book Reviews of Take a Thief (Valdemar)

Take a Thief (Valdemar)
Take a Thief - Valdemar
Author: Mercedes Lackey
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ISBN-13: 9780756400583
ISBN-10: 0756400589
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 230 ratings
Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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!!
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Surprisingly good! I really enjoyed this tale of an honorable thief...
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Loved it! I couldn't put it down. My husband also loved it. Mercedes Lackey is a great writer.
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Set in Valdemar during the reign of Queen Selenay, a thief becomes a Herald.
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This is a fun book about a crucial charater in her later novels and trilogies. I loved learning how he came to be a herald and how he came to be trusted even though he is a thief.
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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.
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Very heart-warming story about a loveable kid. Loved reading the story and learning more about another hero of Valdemar.
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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.
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This is one of those books that's easy to pick up again. All the characters are old friends, fun to revisit. I must have read it a dozen times. Great adventure and humor throughout.