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Take a Thief (Valdemar) por Mercedes Lackey
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Take a Thief (Valdemar) (original 2001; edición 2002)

por Mercedes Lackey (Autor)

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Skif a homeless orphan lives with a gang of juvenile pickpockets until he is picked by one of Valdemar's magical horses and becomes a Herald serving the Queen.
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Título:Take a Thief (Valdemar)
Autores:Mercedes Lackey (Autor)
Info:DAW (2002), 448 pages
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Valoración:****
Etiquetas:Goodreads Read List

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Take a Thief por Mercedes Lackey (2001)

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    The Thief por Megan Whalen Turner (Nikkles)
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    Terrier por Tamora Pierce (HildebrandFamily)
    HildebrandFamily: Both deal with kids growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, but over coming their upbringing to work for the law.
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    Las aventuras de Oliver Twist por Charles Dickens (lquilter)
    lquilter: Oliver Twist is the source for all the "child thief gang" tropes so common in fantasy fiction.
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Skif, the central character in this novel, was one of the main secondary characters in the original Herald books and in this novel, we get his back story from unappreciated orphan in his cousin's pub to trainee Herald via masterthief. This is mostly a lot of fun - Skiff isn't a particularly moral character and his life wasn't particularly fun filled but Lackey makes the life of a child thief rather fun even if it's as part of a gang of child thieves and their leader that would have made Fagin blush. The accents that Skiff and his fellows of Exile's Gate were a rather strange mixture of Dick Van Dyke Cockney and, I don't know what as well. ( )
  JohnFair | Jun 21, 2015 |
http://allbookedup-elena.blogspot.ca/2013/12/take-thief-mercedes-lackey.html

We knew he was a thief, here's how he became one. And, how does a thief get chosen? Well, that's a funny story - one Skif didn't think was as funny at the time. I certainly did though. As I also did with the snorer's chorus he ran into on one of his adventures. ( )
  ElenaGwynne | Dec 3, 2013 |
Totally enjoyed the coming of age story from one of my favorite thieves. Loved learning more about Skif and how he his world views were shaped. ( )
  codewitch | Nov 10, 2013 |
I like Take A Thief - it's probably the closest to a truly standalone novel in the series, Skif is an engaging character, and the seedy underside of Haven is a surprisingly rich world (given that Valdemar is basically the ideal modern-liberal nation.) If you don't like dialect, though, it's going to totally fall apart for you, because that's pretty much all there is. (I find dialect totally readable - doesn't bug me at all.) The magical talking horse side of the book is the least of it, and it's stronger for that - Skif is awesome even without telepathy and a magic steed, which is definitely not true of all of the other Herald protagonists. Alberich also figures heavily into the story, and I'm really very fond of him, too.

I have one minor quibble, and it's really a quibble with Exile's Valor, I guess - the Tedrel Wars appear to have come unstuck in time, and are either thirty years or so before the "modern" period (beginning with the Arrows trilogy,) or five or so years before. It's a pretty glaring discrepancy, because the Heir Elspeth's age is well-established in all of the books (except for this one, in which she is never mentioned,) and she was either born a year or so after the wars and the King's death, or twenty or so years after, and that's a big difference. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
Review by: nick

This book follows the discovery of Skif, which, if you have read some of the other Valdemar books you will know. Skif, an orphan raised by a cruel uncle (with slavery tendencies) who is a bar owner in the slums, the worst part of Haven. It follows his adoption by a thief gang, and their subsequent death. When he hears rumors that it was arson, he starts a long trail to revenge. A good book, it interlinks with the arrows of the queen and Alberich (?) two books (exiles honor & valor). the book alone is pretty good, and interesting. it reveals alot of background of Valdemarean culture, though. read it (but read the other books too). ( )
  bplteen | May 15, 2012 |
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