Reviews for Found
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall
Young wizard Conn can't convince the other magisters that the city's living magic is under attack, but his journey will provide all the proof he needs. Erratic characterization muddies this action-heavy third installment, but a satisfying resolution moves the series forward. Letters, diary entries, spot art, a table of runes, characters and places, and recipes are included. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Kirkus Reviews 2010 May #1
The wild magical menace barely fended off in Magic Thief: Lost (2009) is headed for the town of Wellmet, and only the guttersnipe-turned-wizard's apprentice Connwaer and his gruff master, Nevery Flinglas, realize the danger. Having sacrificed his "locus magicalicus," Conn's first priority is finding a replacement--meaning concocting a finding spell that (as usual) results in spectacularly destructive pyrotechnics and the sudden necessity of a long and dangerous journey. Narrator Conn continues to be one of the most deliciously infuriating protagonists ever, so focused on saving his beloved city that he ignores such hazards as the sentence of exile its annoyed leaders impose on him and more distracted than upset when a supposedly extinct dragon snatches him away. Once again Prineas dishes up a nimble plot laced with explosions and large-scale magic-working, enhanced by Caparo's spot-art portraits, punctuated with brief letters or journal entries and capped with a section of capsule bios and recipes. The author brings the story to a strong close, too--but, good news, she has admitted in an interview to considering further sequels. (Fantasy. 11-13) Copyright Kirkus 2010 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 August/September
In this third title in the fantasy series The Magic Thief, Conn (orphan, pickpocket, and apprentice wizard) escapes from prison with no place to go. He knows that he must not seek shelter or be seen with his old mentor Nevery, who is also under suspicion and constant surveillance. Secretly communicating with Nevery, Conn attempts to hide from the authorities and evade the two thugs who are intent on killing him. When evil magic threatens to destroy his beloved city, Conn knows that it?s up to him to stop it. Readers are lured into the story by the first person narrative, maps, charming pencil drawings, letters, and journal entries. The classic struggle of good versus evil drives the plot to an exciting ending. It is advisable to purchase the preceding two titles: The Magic Thief (HarperCollins, 2008) and The Magic Thief: Lost (HarperCollins, 2009). Recommended. Tena Natale Litherland, Central Library Director, Webb School of Knoxville, and Adjunct Lecturer University of Tennessee, Knoxville ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.