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A 12-year-old orphan girl is a beggar and a thief. She gets into all kinds of trouble, and is caught several times stealing food. She has a miserable life until she sees a wizard, then her whole life changes. She gets into a lot of trouble because she saw the wizard and has to go to see a special judge to determine what is going to happen to her. She doesn't believe what's happening to her, until it's almost too late. Then she wishes she was more good than she is, and she agrees to try to change. Since she was able to see a wizard she has some special power, she is able to start training to see if she can become a wizard.
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Arianna Kelt is an orphan who has been on the run on and off ever since she can remember. She is a skilled thief. After a bumbled robbery attempt of a bank, she sees a wizard, which gets her into all kinds of trouble. Then she has the law gnomes after her and she gets sent to the Peoples Court. She doesn't understand what is happening to her until the wizard, Mortimer, casts a spell of enlightenment on her, and just before the judge sentences her she begs for mercy.

The judge feels sorry for her, and allows Mortimer to take her to the wizard academy. Since she is a wizard seer, she has talent with magic, but they don't know how much talent. She begins training in the wizard academy.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   can cast many different spells Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a contemporary society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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