Thick as Thieves By Me­gan Whalen Turner (Green­wil­low, 337 pages, $21.99, ages 12 and up)

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Once again Turner of­fers in­ge­nious plot­ting, sub­tle char­ac­ter­i­za­tion and a sleight of hand in the telling that prom­ises to sur­prise even as­tute read­ers. Kamet, slave and sec­re­tary to At­to­lia’s for­mer Mede am­bas­sador, has ev­ery rea­son to think his mas­ter, and thus he him­self, will achieve great power in the Mede em­pire. But with a whis­pered warn­ing that his mas­ter has been poi­soned, Kamet must flee to save his life. For those who haven’t yet dis­cov­ered the “Queen’s Thief ” nov­els, now’s the time. Highly rec­om­mended.

Deirdre Baker teaches chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture at U of T. Toronto Star

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