As an acrobat in a traveling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd flies through the air with ease. Still, she is weighed down by troubling memories. But when her ragtag circus troupe pulls into the city of Kingsbridge, Dessa feels a tickle of hope. Maybe here in the royal city she will finally find her twin brother–or the mysterious man who snatched him away when they were just children.
Meanwhile, Topper, the circus juggler, is obsessed with proving his reputation as the world’s greatest thief… by robbing the royal treasury! Topper recruits Dessa and the circus strongman, Fisk, for the job. Hungry and desperate, both agree, setting off a series of adventures that will take the three thieves from one end of the world to the other in search of Dessa’s long-lost brother.
Three Thieves Series
By Scott Chantler
Kids Can Press, 2010
NFNT Age Recommendation: Tween (10-13)