Finally finished The Thief, the first book in Megan Whalen Turner‘s Attolia series. It’s taken WEEKS to read since it’s one that my husband and I are reading together (cutest thing in the world, right?) and we haven’t had as much time for reading lately.
I’m way into the story, though, and I love so much about the way that Megan Whalen Turner writes. The problem is that if I were to try to talk about a lot of the things I liked I would have to give away plot points, and one of my favorite characteristics about the book is the way it reveals things so subtly and develops so naturally. The book provides interesting surprises that don’t make you feel tricked and that add to the magic of the story. So there’s no way I’m going to risk spoiling that for anyone who hasn’t read it yet.
Turner’s written a nice balance between humor and drama, natural language and lyrical. The mythologies of the world are especially beautiful. I’ve gone back and reread some of them.
My friend who recommended the series to me said that it starts out simple and measured and then builds and builds until it’s really epic. After just the first book I can feel that build already and I’m way excited to dip even further into the story.