The Thief's Apprentice - Vol. 1 of the The Bookbinder fantasy series by Charles Tripp

The Thief's Apprentice - Vol. 1 of the The Bookbinder fantasy series by Charles Tripp
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Young thief Nip must steal the world's most valuable Buch, or see her sister sold into slavery.

Caught stealing as part of her initiation into the thieves' guild, Nip is sentenced to work for Luyten Pardalis, a bookseller and her intended victim.  As they make their way to his island home of Siluca, Nip begins for fall in love with the much older Luyten, only to be thwarted by his wife Mèdie, a mercurial beauty from Insus, far to the east.  Torn between love for Luyten and Mèdie's rigid discipline, Nip is caught up in the politics of Siluca and its empty throne, while the specter of Luyten's long-missing son hangs over them all.  And lurking in the shadows, Nip's master in the thieves' guild, Old Diob, holds her sister's freedom in the balance.

And the stakes deepen as Nip learns that Luyten is no mere bookseller: he is a Bookbinder, maker of 'Buchs' that are the source of power and wealth in their world.  Some Buchs propel the sailing ships that ply the world's oceans, others can heal nearly any disease.  Then there are the warbooks, which power dreadful weapons.  It is the most powerful Buch in the world that Nip must now steal from Luyten's great library of LaCaille and win freedom for herself and her sister.

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