Thick as Thieves (The Queen’s Thief #5)
By Megan Whalan Turner
Harper Collins, 2017. 336 pages.
Kamet, a high-status slave of the Mede Empire, unexpectedly finds himself on the run with an unlikely companion. This latest installment of the Queen’s Thief series is full of Megan Whalen Turner’s characteristic wit and endearing characters. Though all the books in the series follow one another chronologically, each one can be read and enjoyed as a standalone work and Thick as Thieves is no exception.
I love that each book in the series is told from a different character’s perspective, and Kamet holds his own as a unique and loveable addition to the narrators. The real selling point for me, however, is the return of one of my favorite characters from the series, known in this volume solely as “The Attolian.” This is not only an exciting tale of chase and survival but also of enduring friendships that readers of all ages can enjoy.