City of Thieves

Author(s): David Benioff

Class Set Fiction Years 11-13

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival -- and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.


During the Nazis' brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.


By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

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A thrilling novel from the critically-acclaimed author of THE 25TH HOUR and one of Hollywood's brightest screenwriting stars.

'Complex and compelling... a thought-provoking novel that leaves its own lingering , haunting presence in the reader's imagination' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly 'This gut-churning thriller will sweep you along and, with any luck, propel Benioff into bestseller land' -- Kirkus - starred review 20080323 'Told with compelling power' -- Sunday Telegraph 20080323 'Expert tone... fine sense of pace." -- Financial Times 20080615 'A hard-to-put-down novel ... Benioff blends tense adventure, a bittersweet coming-of-age and an oddly touching buddy narrative to craft a smart crowd-pleaser' -- Publisher's Weekly

David Benioff has published articles and stories in GQ, Seventeen and Zoetrope. Born and raised in New York City, he now lives in Los Angeles. This is the long-awaited new novel by the critically-acclaimed author of THE 25TH HOUR and WHEN THE NINES ROLL OVER.

General Fields

  • : 9780340977392
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : 0.281
  • : May 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Benioff
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813/.54
  • : 400
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