Read fort the 2011 YA Reading Challenge.
Gen landed in the King’s prison because of his bragging. After months chained in his cell, he’s released by the the Magus, the king’s scholar, who wants him to help him steal a treasure.
Gen, the Magus, the Magus’ two apprentices and a guard leave Sounis and travel through the neighboring kingdoms of Eddis and Attolia, to find the Magus’ treasure.
This is a good, quick read. The lands are based on Greece, but with their own own mythology. Gen is an interesting character who has far more going on than he initially lets on. What’s also interesting is that this is the first book in a series, but it wraps up in such a way that the story could easily end here, so I really have no idea what’s coming next. I’ll be very interested to get my hands on the next book.