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Enk vessera, enk talmin.
You can’t convict what you can’t confirm.
Jaxter Grimjinx is a born thief. At least, he’s supposed to be. For generations, the Grimjinx clan has produced the swiftest, cleverest thieves in Vengekeep.
The problem is, Jaxter is clumsy. So clumsy that in his first solo heist, he sets the Castellan’s house on fire and lands his family in gaol. Even Jaxter’s skill for breaking magical locks can’t get them out of this bind.
A Fall 2012 Junior Library Guild Selection.
Winter 2012-2013 Kids’ Indie Next List
Best Children’s Books of 2012 (Kirkus Reviews)
Named to the New York Public Library’s list of Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing, 2012
“Farrey creates a complete and satisfying read with this coming-of-age novel.”
“There couldn’t be a more likable family of thieves.”
“In a nice twist on Harry Potterlike fantasies of wizards in school, Farrey launches a rollicking saga of life among the Grimjinx, a clan of petty thieves, fortune-tellers, and the ultimate saviors of their Middle Ages–esque world.”
“A charming story that’s at times laugh-out-loud funny but also a satisfying fantasy, offering a magical world and sometimes hapless hero that will strike a chord with fans of the first volumes of the Harry Potter series.”
–Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This book has something for everyone: prophecy, mystery, adventure, magic, and humor.”
–Jack and Jill Magazine
“With great humor and dexterity, Farrey creates a new fantasy world where magic is kept in check, only popping up once in a while to bite our heroes on the bum.”
–A Fuse #8 Production
–Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Part of the fun is the many twists and turns that appear out of nowhere, often from one page to the next.”
–Benjamin Boche, Kidsreads.com
“Humorous and inventive. I’m eager to read the second book in the trilogy!”
–Joseph Delaney, bestselling author of the Last Apprentice series
–Anne Ursu, award-winning author of Breadcrumbs