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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

The Thief Queen's Daughter

Book Two of The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme

by (author) Elizabeth Haydon

illustrated by Jason Chan

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Jun 2008
Category
Fantasy & Magic
Recommended Age
10 to 14
Recommended Grade
5 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765347732
    Publish Date
    Jun 2008
    List Price
    $8.99

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Out of print

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Description

Readers will welcomeThe Thief Queen's Daughter, the second volume in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme fantasy series for middle grade readers
On his first day on the job as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme—known as Ven—is sent by King Vandemere on a secret mission within the walls of the Gated City. The king warns Ven to take care—because once you enter the Gated City, you might never be allowed to leave. The Gated City is ruled by the powerful Raven's Guild, and the guild is ruled by the Queen of Thieves.
Ven and his friends enter the Gated City ready for adventure. But when one friend is kidnapped and it is revealed that they are traveling in the company of the runaway daughter of the Queen of Thieves herself, their adventure turns deadly. For the ruthless Thief Queen will stop at nothing to get her daughter back…

About the authors

Awards

  • Long-listed, Book Sense Children's Pick
  • Long-listed, Book Sense Children's Pick
  • Winner, CYBIL Award

Contributor Notes

Little is known for sure about reclusive documentarianElizabeth Haydon. She is an expert in dead languages and holds advanced degrees in Nain Studies from Arcana College and Lirin History from the University of Rigamarole. Her fluency in those languages has led some to speculate that she may be descended of one of those races herself. She claims to have a husband and children, but again, no one is really sure. She is currently translating and compiling the third of the recently-discovered lost journals,The Dragon's Lair, when she is not attempting to break the world's record for the longest braid of dental floss.

Editorial Reviews

“Haydon not only maintains the dazzling action, convincing characterizations, and vigorous world building of the first book, but also carefully paves the way for further installments in the Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series. Another surefire winner.” —Booklist
“This first-rate novel will have wide appeal.” —School Library Journal

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