Lost (Magic Thief Series #2)

Lost (Magic Thief Series #2)

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Overview

Never mix fire with magic!

Conn may only be a wizard's apprentice, but even he knows it's dangerous to play with fire . . . especially around magic. His master, Nevery, warns him that it could all blow up in his face. Besides, they have bigger problems to deal with. There is evil afoot in the city of Wellmet, an evil that isn't human.

But Conn is drawn to the murmurs he hears every time he sets off an explosion—something is trying to talk to him, to warn him. When none of the wizards listen, Conn takes matters into his own hands. His quest to protect everything he loves brings him face-to-face with a powerful sorcerer-king and a treachery beyond even his vivid imagination.

Sarah Prineas works her own spells as she transports us to an extraordinary world where cities are run on living magic and even a thief can become a wizard's apprentice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061375927
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Series: Magic Thief Series , #2
Pages: 405
Sales rank: 161,657
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Sarah Prineas lives in the midst of the corn in rural Iowa, where she wrangles dogs, cats, chickens, and goats, goes on lots of hikes, and finds time to write. She is also the author of Ash & Bramble, a retelling of Cinderella. She is married to a physics professor and has two kids. You can visit Sarah online at www.sarah-prineas.com.

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Lost 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 143 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutly satisfing and exciting! I couldn't get my hands off it once I got it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Expect it to AWESOME cause the 1st one was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This hole series is just...AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks! Second book I lov tyis book and its characters so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Magic Thief series is very well-written with a distinctive style. The tale moves along quickly, and every thread is wrapped up in a completely satisfying ending in the third book. While this is the best series of books I've read in the last year (or three!), my eight-year-olds were also captivated by the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good novel! The author has much improved sience her first book, with a gripping story and plenty suspense. A side note, this book does not have much description, but pictures instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A awesome sequel to the magic thief . Shadows are attacking Wellmet and it is up to conn to stop them .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book i realy look foward to reading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read thhis book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book! Cant wait to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All im going to say is READ THIS BOOK NOW! Just dont forget ur locus magiculius :)
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Connwaer has lost his locus magicalus and thus his ability to speak to the magic. Pyrotechnics are his only hope, but experimenting with them is forbidden. To make matters worse, magical Shadows are haunting the darkness in Wellmet, turning people into stone.A worthy sequel.
rj_anderson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book LIKE PIE. Which is pretty much how I felt about the first book in the series as well, but it was just so delicious to read more about Conn and Nevery and Rowan and others I'd come to love from Book 1 -- plus some new characters (or newly developed ones, like Argent) who are interesting in their own right. The pace of the story clips along as briskly as ever (and there's plenty going on), but never too fast that there's no time to develop the characters. Conn goes through a lot in this book, emotionally as well as physically, and his internal struggle is so (typically for Conn) understated yet so well done I nearly cried. He's such an amazing character -- almost completely Withheld from the outside, with obvious faults of secrecy, arrogance and stiff-necked pride, but the first-person narration keeps you from misunderstanding his motives, and it's practically impossible not to love the kid. (Though not a kid for long -- he's growing up! But not so fast that my eight-year-old son couldn't identify with him, which is a good balance, I think.)There are still some aspects of the story's logic I'm not clear on, but I'm pretty sure those will clear up with a re-reading (particularly once I get my hands on the finished copy, which I understand has some significant changes from the ARC that I read). Anyway, I can see no reason that readers of the original MAGIC THIEF won't enjoy this one every bit as much -- or, as my son did, even more.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The magic had been returned to Wellmet, but the wizard Nevery Flinglas discovered that it was still low. While Connawaer (gutter boy turned wizard`s apprentice) spent his time searching for a new locus magicalicus (wizards magical stone), both the Sunrise and the Twilight side of Wellmet were being terrorized by the dark cloaked `Shadowmen¿ who were turning anybody found out in the dark to stone. During Conn¿s attempts to speak to the magic, he was led to believe that he should travel to Desh to find the answers to the problems of the cities magic, but would he be allowed to return to the city that has protected him all his life?****4 Book 2 ¿.. So glad I read book 1 before I started this one, this is not really a stand alone story. Like book 1, this is deceptively large (almost 400 pages), odd shape and large print, but it is fun and fast to read. Told from Conn¿s point of view with the exceptions of letters from Nevery and journal entries of Rowan¿s, those were fun to read and a great way to include another `voice` to the story telling. These are great characters and as we get to know them better, they just keep getting better. The connections of Conn with Nevery, Rowan, Kerrn and Benet just keep getting better. This is not the end of this series, we are still left with a dilemma that needs to be resolved, and more trouble for Conn to get into. I can only hope that Book 3 is not far behind. What a fun adventure for kids age 10 and up and up and up. I got this book as part of the early reviewer program at HarperCollins kids, it is not due to be released till May 2009.
sirfurboy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Annoyingly I read this book without reading the one before it - I ordered it not realising it was different from "The Magic Thief" which I had intended to buy. When it arrived I read it anyway, and have now added the book I intended to read to my wish list!That ought to amount to a recommendation. This book was good enough for me to want to fill in the gaps. I read this straight after reading Angie Sage's Physik, and that was perhaps unfortunate, as Angie Sage's books are so good it was hard for me to put that out of my mind when reading this book - and comparisons are inevitable. This book lacks the wacky humour of Angie Sage, and the storyline is less involved. Characterisations are not as deep either.But despite those comparisons, this is still a very good story. A fast paced adventure with plenty to endear it to its intended audience. For instance, the chapters are riddle with secret runic messages to decode, and there are some wonderfully interesting recipes at the end!Ultimately I would say this book would appeal to a slightly younger readership than the Septimus Heap books - say 7+, although it could still be enjoyed by much older children.(Always the problem with adding reading ages to books - it puts off the older readers who would still love it. nevertheless, children 9 or 10+ may prefer Septimus Heap).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series. I cannot wait for the new book to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does the house have to be destroyed
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Were is the chat box? I am a friend of zacarys. Sorry about bad spelling i am in a rush
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want iit so bad
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Nevey sonds fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonder if it is good
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