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Publisher's Summary

Mercedes Lackey's triumphant return to the bestselling world of Valdemar, Take a Thief reveals the untold story of Skif - a popular character from Lackey's first published novel, Arrows of the Queen.

Skif was an orphan who would have died from malnutrition and exposure if he had never met Deke the pickpocket.

By the time he was twelve, Skif was an accomplished cat burglar.

But it wasn't until he decided to steal a finely tacked-out white horse, which was, oddly enough, standing unattended in the street, that this young thief discovered that the tables could turn on him-and that he himself could be stolen!

©2001 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2019 Tantor

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I only wish it was longer!

I've always been a fan of Lackey's books and Take A Thief has always been one of my favorites! I was a bit reluctant to listen to the audio version, in case I was put off by the reader (I'm looking at you Owlknight Trilogy..), but was absolutely pleasantly surprised! The reader was fantastic and really brought the characters alive for me. Some listeners have complained about words being pronounced differently but this didn't put me off at all.

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  • 22-02-2020

Long live Valdemar!!!

I have always loved the Valdimar stories. Only wish that collegium was pronounced correctly. After all the word comes from college. It grates against my nerves. I even checked the pronunciation in the dictionary. Otherwise Mr. Woodson
does an excellent job with the series. I love Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series the best of all her others.

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  • Rebecca Keegan
  • 02-08-2019

love the story

I have read this book many times and it was a nice reading of the story. however, the reader pronounces words a little differently and my head kept fixing the pronunciation.

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  • Cassandra
  • 19-04-2020

Another Heraldic Hit

This review required at least fifteen words to allow me to submit it. Good Book!

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  • Some Random Guy
  • 19-03-2020

It was fun listening to a story I've read.

I like most of the Valdamar world stories. I laughed at some of the scenes I remembered reading years ago. They were just as funny.


The plus side is that these are fun stories.

Down side is that the character depth through out the stories varies. This was one of the better ones.

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  • 19-10-2019

Intriguing.

I definitely enjoyed. the twist and turns had been worried about Skif. I am glad I was wrong and all worked out well with some great lessons on life.

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  • Thimblina
  • 21-09-2019

Surprised

I liked the reader. I didn’t expect to. I liked the way he pronounced some words, different than I do, but I eventually decided his way was better. Easy voice to listen to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-09-2019

take a thief

I think this is my favorite book in all of the collection of valdemar I have reread this one several times and I recommended to anyone who likes a little adventure and loves the world of valdemar

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  • DarkJade
  • 12-07-2021

Alberich & introducing Skif

Alberich's story continues, but with a focus on the thief, Skif. Skif's back story is very interesting. A wonderful narration.

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  • Trinna
  • 04-07-2021

Stand alone from series though better in order

very good story. well narrated. can be read without reading rest of series .

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  • K. A.
  • 06-03-2021

Brilliant

Once again, Paul Woodson brings the story to life with his narration of one of my favorite books. His interpretation of Mercedes Lackey’s characters is brilliant.

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  • Vanessa
  • 18-11-2019

Love it.

Once again a excellent book. I love hearing about the back story of some characters in herold series. Good reading by Paul Woodson but I would have liked more definition between the characters.

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