The Magic Thief Series

The Magic Thief

Take the magic and run!

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery’s pocket and touched the wizard’s locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who—or what—is stealing the city of Wellmet’s magic.

Here is the first chapter of The Magic Thief (pdf).

The Magic Thief: Lost

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.

The Magic Thief: Found

Never turn your back on a dragon!

Sneaking out of prison isn’t easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once he’s out, where does he go? His home is a pile of rubble since he blew it up doing magic. His master, the wizard Nevery, is not happy with him. Worst of all, Conn’s been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death.

But Wellmet is in danger from an evil predator coming to destroy the city, and Conn must set off on a quest to fight it. Suddenly, a huge shadow looms over him and he is swept away by something more awesome than his wildest imaginings. Is Conn brave enough to answer magic’s call, or is he really just a thief at heart?

The Magic Thief: Home

Magic comes home!

The Magic Thief: Home, the fourth book in the acclaimed Magic Thief series finds new wizard Conn back where he started—accused of being a thief.

Despite successfully securing a balance between the competing magics of Wellmet, Conn is not happy. Duchess Rowan has promoted him to ducal magister, but the other wizards see him only as a thief. But something sinister is brewing, as magicians’ locus stones are being stolen and magical spells are going awry. As Conn faces old enemies and powerful magical forces, is he strong enough to save the city he calls home?

A Proper Wizard

An e-story featuring Conn and, well, explosions…

Thief-turned-wizard Connwaer has earned the reputation as one of the greatest magisters of the age, but not everyone believes in his abilities. When Verent, a young apprentice from neighboring Danivelle, comes to Wellmet to ask for Conn’s help with his city’s magical problems, he is less than impressed with Conn. Will Verent be able to overcome his misgivings about Conn in order to help his town? And with Conn’s help, will Verent become a proper wizard?

Includes a special sneak peek at the first chapter of The Magic Thief: Home, the fourth installment in the Magic Thief series!

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The first book in the series was published in the US by HarperCollins Childrens in June 2008.
The international publishers of The Magic Thief series include:

Fortuna (Czech & Slovak)
RAO (Romanian)
Random House Mondadori (Spanish/Catalan)
Bertelsmann (German)
Fabbri (Italian)
Gottmer (Dutch)
Borgen (Danish)
Patakis (Greek)
Tammi (Finnish)
Gallimard (French)
Rocco (Brazil/Portuguese)
Quercus (UK/Australia/New Zealand)
Jaguar Publishing House (Polish)
Egmont (Turkish)
PT Bhuana Ilmu Populer (Indonesian)
Tre Publishing House (Vietnamese)

Audio versions are available in English, German, and Dutch.