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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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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-02-20

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
  • 02-08-19

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
  • 19-04-20

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
  • 19-03-20

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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  • 19-10-19

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
  • 21-09-19

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
  • 10-09-19

take a thief

well this is one of my favorite books I have read it at least three times and now I have listened to it I would recommend this book but the person reading this book I would not recommend he did not get the voice of a young boy anywhere near correct other voice actors have done a much better job in this series but overall still buy this book the story is worth it

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  • K. A.
  • 06-03-21

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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  • GemTwist
  • 28-10-20

1st Valdemar book I ever read...

This was the 1st Valdemar book I ever read as a teen so I'm really happy to finally have it in audio! The voice actor performance is everything I ever hoped it could be for a book that holds a special place in my heart! <3

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-09-20

love it

Misty tells a good tale. the voice actor is fantastic too!! I suspect that I will soon own the rest of her works