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Sarah Prineas - Author

About the Author

Sarah Prineas has written several critically acclaimed science friction and fantasy short stories.  The Magic Thief is her first novel and is the first in a richly imagined trilogy. Sarah lives with her husband and two children in Iowa City, where she works at the University.

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Dragonfell

Dragonfell

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

An adventurous dragon tale that delivers an emotionally satisfying ending. -Kirkus Fly with the dragons in this stunning fantasy from Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series! Rafi Bywater is unlike anyone else. The people in his village don't trust him because he spends too much time in an abandoned dragon lair. When a stranger, Mister Flitch, accuses Rafi of being dragon-touched, Rafi sets off to discover the truth about dragons-and about himself. On his journey, Rafi befriends a brilliant scientist, Maud, who has secrets of her own. Together they search for dragons while escaping from a dangerous dragon hunter, engaging in a steam-engine car chase, and figuring out what Mister Flitch really wants with Rafi. And, oh yes, they do find the dragons. Sarah Prineas delivers a sweeping adventure filled with glorious dragons of all kinds!

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2018

A page-turner of a fantasy with elements of humor as well as intrigue, swordplay, and librarian-versus-hostile-book combat. -Booklist A fast-paced, engaging adventure. -Publishers Weekly One for the books. -Kirkus Reviews From Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, comes a stunning new tween fantasy where books literally come to life! The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. If they can't, the entire kingdom could be at risk. Sarah Prineas returns to her classic middle grade roots with this imaginative, fast-paced adventure for book lovers everywhere.

Spirit Animals

Spirit Animals

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2017

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan stopped an unstoppable monster. In the ashes of this destruction, they are shocked to find themselves on trial, judged by a council of the world's leaders. But when the council is attacked from within, Erdas's saviors become wanted fugitives. (Runtime 5 hours, 4 min)

Fall of the Beasts 5: Heart of the Land

Fall of the Beasts 5: Heart of the Land

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The four heroes of Erdas are fugitives on the run in this new chapter of the New York Times bestselling series!

Moonkind

Moonkind

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2014

Fer must save her realm from the Forsworn, a group destroying the land with their broken oaths, in Moonkind, the conclusion to award-winning author Sarah Prineas's fantasy-adventure series, which includes Winterling, Summerkin, and the short story Thrice Sworn. As the Lady of the Summerlands, Fer has vowed to serve her people without the deception of the glamorie, and she had trusted other leaders to fulfill the same promise. But not all of the Lords and Ladies want to keep their oaths, and they've unleashed the consequences of their betrayal onto the lands. Only Fer, with the help of the puck-boy Rook, can fight the stillness invading the realm. But can she trust Rook? And can she protect her people before it's too late? Sarah Prineas combines a brave and resourceful young heroine with a richly detailed fantasy world and beloved folklore into a story that will delight middle-grade fans of Diana Wynne Jones, Ingrid Law, and Rick Riordan.

The Magic Thief: Home Book 4

The Magic Thief: Home Book 4

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2014

Conn, the gutterboy thief who became a boy magician, has been made Magister of the city of Wellmet. But before long, he is back in trouble. Conn and his little dragon Pip are accused of stealing other magicians' locus stones, the source of their power. Conn must go back to his life as a ragged gutterboy and slip into the dark and dangerous Twilight part of the city to discover the real thief and save Wellmet from a dark evil...

Magic Thief Complete Collection

Magic Thief Complete Collection

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Author Sarah Prineas works her own spells as she transports us to an extraordinary world where cities are run on living magic and even a thief can become a wizards apprentice. Diana Wynne Jones, author of Howls Moving Castle, praised this middle grade fantasy series filled with magic and wonder, saying of the first, I couldnt put it down. Wonderful, exciting stuff. This collection contains all four novels in the series, plus the digital original novella The Magic Thief: A Proper Wizard.The Magic Thief: Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Neverys pocket and touched the wizards 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 whoor whatis stealing the city of Wellmets magic.The Magic Thief: Lost: Conn may only be a wizards apprentice, but even he knows its dangerous to play with fire . . . especially around magic. But Conn is drawn to the murmurs he hears every time he sets off an explosionsomething 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: Sneaking out of prison isnt easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once hes 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, Conns been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death.The Magic Thief: A Proper Wizard: When Verent, a young apprentice from neighboring Danivelle, comes to Wellmet to ask for Conns help with his citys 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 Conns help, will Verent become a proper wizard?The Magic Thief: Home: Duchess Rowan has promoted Conn 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?

Magic Thief: A Proper Wizard

Magic Thief: A Proper Wizard

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 19/08/2014

From award-winning author Sarah Prineas comes a brand-new digital short story! This original 50-page short story will enchant fans of the Magic Thief series. 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!

Thrice Sworn

Thrice Sworn

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2013

From award-winning author Sarah Prineas comes an all-new short story! This original thirty-page fantasy-adventure short story serves as a prequel to Winterling.Finn loves being a puck. He loves causing trouble, hanging out with his puck-brothers, and shifting from boy to dog to horse. There's nothing more fun! However, when Finn learns of the Mr's treacherous plan to get rid of the Lady of the Summerlands, will anyone believe him? And how far will he go to make sure it doesn't happen?Sarah Prineas is the author of the Magic Thief series and the Winterling trilogy (also composed of Summerkin and Moonkind).

Winterling Series: Summerkin

Winterling Series: Summerkin

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2013

A land of summer... A human child... A dangerous test. Fer is the Lady of the Summerlands - a magical realm on the other side of the Way. But Fer is also just a girl. There are many in the lands who think she should return to her own world. To prove herself, Fer must face the toughest contest of her life against leaders with powers far greater than her own. And if she loses, she risks plunging her beloved lands back into a terrible darkness... An action-packed adventure through a land of wonder, mystery and danger.

Summerkin

Summerkin

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

Down through the Way she fell, feeling the wind and the pressing darkness, the dizzy thump when she landed on the bank. She was through. The air felt softer here, the shadows deeperand the pull of her connection to the land settled into her bones.In the Summerlands, time moves slowly, roots grow deeply, and change is not welcomed. But change is needed.After defeating the wicked Mor and freeing her kin from deadly oaths made to this false ruler, Fer is now the rightful Lady of the land. Yet her people dont know what to make of their new Ladys strange ways, and neither do the High Ones, the rulers of the magical realm, for Fer is an outsiderhalf human.To prove herself worthy of the Summerlands crown, Fer is summoned to compete in an epic contest where her strengths and skills will be tested and her loyalties challenged. Can she trust Rook, the puck she calls friend? Can she trust herself? If Fer fails, she will lose her land and the Way will be closed to her forever.With stunning prose, Sarah Prineas weaves an enchanting adventure in which Fer must decide if shes ready to rule and just how far shell go to protect her kin.

Winterling

Winterling

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

We live here, my girl, because it is close to the Way, and echoes of its magic are felt in our world. The Way is a path leading to another place, where the people are governed by different rules. Magic runs through them and their land.With her boundless curiosity and wild spirit, Fer has always felt that she doesnt belong. Not when the forest is calling to her, when the rush of wind through branches feels more real than school or the quiet farms near her house. Then she saves an injured creaturehe looks like a boy, but hes really something else. He knows who Fer truly is, and invites her through the Way, a passage to a strange, dangerous land.Fer feels an instant attachment to this realm, where magic is real and oaths forge bonds stronger than iron. But a powerful huntress named the Mr rules here, and Fer can sense that the land is perilously out of balance. Fer must unlock the secrets about the parents she never knew and claim her true place before the worlds on both sides of the Way descend into endless winter.Sarah Prineas captivates in this fantasy-adventure about a girl who must find within herself the power to set right a terrible evil.

Magic Thief

Magic Thief

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2010

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 whoor whatis stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.

Magic Thief: Lost

Magic Thief: Lost

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2010

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 explosionsomething 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.Sarah Prineas works her own spells as she transports us to an extraordinary world where cities are run on living magic and even a thief can become a wizard's apprentice.

Magic Thief: Found

Magic Thief: Found

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2010

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?Sarah Prineas's incredible world explodes with adventurea place where cities run on living magic and heroes come from the most surprising places.

Magic Thief: Found, The

Magic Thief: Found, The

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2010

Conn is following a shooting star through a wilderness of woods and mountains, far from his home. What is he up to? Conn thinks the star will lead him to his locus magicalicus, or wizard stone. He needs this to save his city of Wellmet, whose magic is close to dying. With a new order of exile from Wellmet, this time with a death penalty, Conn has never been in such a tight fix. When a flame dragon shoots from the sky to pick him up in his mouth, Conn is swept away to a further adventure. Who is the dragon and will Conn ever get back to save his city, and himself, in time? INTERACTIVE WEBSITE Visit www.magicthief.co.uk for fun games, lost diary entries and author interviews.

The Magic Thief: Lost Book 2

The Magic Thief: Lost Book 2

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Conn's quest to save his city's magic has become urgent: his power stone is lost and Shadowmen, ruthless assassins, are stalking the city's people. But when Conn blows up Wizard Nevery's beloved home, he is banished by his own master. Determined to return and save Wellmet, he travels to Desh, a glittering city in the desert, home to the Shadowmen and run by a mysterious Sorcerer-King . . . Sarah Prineas has created a terrific adventure that crosses new magical lands. Conn meets new friends and enemies and his quest to discover the truth about magic takes on exciting twists.The second Magic Thief novel is as un-put-downable as the first.

The Magic Thief Book 1

The Magic Thief Book 1

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Conn should have dropped dead the day he stole a wizard's locus stone, but miraculously he survives. Becoming the wizard's apprentice, Conn becomes embroiled in his master's plan to save the city, whose magic is slowly dying. Meanwhile, the Wizard, Nevery, is secretly beginning to question Conn's past: Why did the thief survive in the Twilight and why is he immune to injury? But Conn is hiding a much darker secret . . . Sarah Prineas has imagined a richly detailed magical world like no other. Enter the world of The Magic Thief: -Beautiful illustrations, maps and extra material -Use the runic code at the back of the book to discover hidden messages -Interactive website that ties in with maps and games

The Magic Thief Book 1

The Magic Thief Book 1

Author: Sarah Prineas Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

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 decides to take 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. Meanwhile Conn is hiding his own secret - his connection to the sinister Underlord, Crowe ...The first in a compelling, beautifully written trilogy, with wonderful characters you'll want to read more and more about.

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