The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief #3)
Then he drags a naive young guard into the center of the political maelstrom. Poor Costis knows he is the victim of the king's caprice, but his contempt for Eugenides slowly turns to grudging respect. Thoug...more
It's weird how I find the most difficult books to review are those that I knew were going to be amazing... and yep, this was amazing! I mean, what do you say that actually means anything? I could ramble on about fantastic writing, brilliant characters, excellent plot, this would all be true but the words are so empty and don't convey what I love about this series.
They don't say how this intricate fantasy world pulls you in with it's politics, it's culture and it's superstitions. It's like the e...more
Freaking brilliant!!! Mind blown. Every one should read this series immediately. And then re-read "King of Attolia." This book blew my mind like nothing else I've ever seen or possibly ever will. Excellence in book form. I will give no spoilers pertaining to the plot other than some small facts about the main characters if you've not read the first two. But do NOT read these out of order! That would be a huge mistake. Gen, Gen, Gen, only the most fully awesome, amazing, charming, sneaky little d...more
This is probably my favorite out of the three in this series that I have read. It never really had any boring spots like the first two, or any political overkill. Also, the romance really improved. (It was really nice. At least in my opinion.) Even the fact that the book was shown from a different character's perspecitive (meaning NOT Gen's) sort of added to the story. I wasn't sure if I would like that or not, but it wasn't bad. The only thing I really didn't like was the last l...more
Eugenides is back, and he's just as clever, sneaky, and conceited as ever! He is now the King of Attolia--well, in name, that is. Nobody wants to accept this queen-stealing, one-handed boy as king, especially Costis, a member of the queen's guard. But Costis learns that there is much more to this king than meets the eye...
Edit to add: just re-read it for the umpteenth time. Still made of awesome.
Obviously just by reading the summary of this book you can see that Eugenedes has found himself King of Attolia. And quite the reluctant king is he. It seemed the first half of the book was so much conspira...more
Eugenides, the famous Thief of Eddis, is now the King of Attolia. He is married to the woman he loves but he doesn't enjoy the power that comes with it. Gen is despised by Attolians, they think him a lazy fool and a treacherous abuser of their Queen. But of course, things are not at all what they seem to be.....more
No one said marriage is easy. The one between Eugenides, the spy/thief of Eddis and his sworn enemy the queen of Attolia seemed doomed from the start, a marriage of political convenience, imposed on Attolia by their rival kingdom. For how could the thief possibly love the queen responsible for the loss of his hand?
But Eugenides is anything but predictable and has married the queen for love, even if by doing so he must leave his beloved Eddis behind.
As the t...more
One reason this is my favorite of the 3 is because Eugenides is so present. I'm a fan of his, even though I still feel like I'm missing something. I like stories that I don't have to work quite so hard to figure out. Don't get me wrong, I like having a book that makes me work, but for whatever reason, these ones made me work too h...more
At the end of THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA Gen found himself in a dilemma. All he wanted was to marry the Queen. However, he forgot to factor in that he would have to become King. He never wanted to rule a country. Gen had outwitted himself.
THE KING OF ATTOLIA picks up soon after Gen and Irene were married. The people of Attolia have not e...more
This is another one of those reviews where I eat my words, because I said that it was going to be a while before I could rate a fantasy book five stars after Quintana, and yet, here I am, giving this book five stars. So sue me.
I think this is one of those cases where you can just see the growing maturity in the writing, because while all the characters are the same and true to themselves, I just feel like they are more in this novel. All of the problems that I had with the previous two books in...more
Usually, I can't think of anything to say for any of the books on my favorites shelf, mostly because they leave me speechless. This is no exception, but I'll give it a shot.
So. Each one of the installments in The Queen's Thief series revolves around a different theme; The Thief was an adventure, while its sequel, The Queen of Attolia, is about the politics of love and war.
The King of Attolia, however, is about hidden depths, and things that are not what they appear to be.
Eugenides, Thief of Eddis, just married the Queen of the neighboring kingdom, Att...more
That being said, I first read this when I was a kid and loved it; although I feel like I 'get' it a WHOLE lot better now. Like a good wine,...more
OH. MY. GOSH. I was just searching for more books from this author and there will be a 4th in this series released in winter 2010! Hal...more
ก่อนจะเปิดเล่มนี้อ่าน เราก็รู้อยู่แล้วนะคะว่าสนุก (เรียกว่าทำใจแล้วว่าสนุก) ตอนอ่านก็ยังรู้สึกสนุกมาก ๆ ทำให้อ่านติดพันไม่ยอมหลับยอมนอน แล้วก็เช่นเดียวกับการอ่านเรื่อง The Queen of Attolia อีกครั้ง เรารู้สึกว่า ได้อะไรเพิ่มขึ้นมากมายจากการอ่านอีกครั้ง รู้สึกเหมือนเข้าใจตัวละครมากขึ้น ที่สำคัญยิ่งสัมผัสได้ถึงความฉลาดของคนแต่งที่ไม่ปล่อยให้รายละเอียดเล็ก ๆ น้อย ๆ แม้เพียงอย่างเดียวถูกลืม ทุกอย่างที่ถูกกล่าวถึงกลายมาเป็นความสำคัญ
If I thought the first book was good and the second book better, they hold no flame against the third. My emotions were pulled like a puppet stri...more
“The Thief” and “The Queen of Atollia” are both five star books, and you should read them at your earliest opportunity. “The King of Attolia” achieves that rare accomplishment in a series, it is even better that the previous books, and completely avoids the downhill slide that plagues so many authors.
Eugenides is the titular king, but he’s too lazy to do any ruling. He leaves that to the Queen of Atollia, who has been...more
hahahaha wow, did you actually think i could be that brief on anything i love? THINK AGAIN. the honoured miss susan never misses a chance to ramble!
okay so king of attolia does an excellent trick where it moves the narrative very far away from its protagonist. all the way to someone who quite dislikes him even! this is awesome because it means you, the reader, get to be in the gleeful position of knowing enough about gen to make educate...more
On to the present d...more
After one moment of gripped immobility, the queen bent to kiss the king lightly on one closed eyelid, then on the other. She said, "I love your eyes." She kissed him on either cheek, near the small lobe of his ear. "I love your ears, and I love" - she paused a...more
jadi aku review dg sudut pandangku sendiri....
di akhir cerita buku keduanya, Gen menawarkan dirinya menjadi Raja Attolia ke muka Ratu Attolia yg dingi tp anehnya menarik. Ratu setuju. Mereka menikah. dan sekarang dimulai kehidupan Gen sebagai raja.
sebenarnya Gen benci menjadi sosok yg diam dan duduk terus di kursi singgasana. kehidupan barun...more
Well. Well, well, well. Who would have thought that the perfect thief could become the perfect King, and perhaps even an Emperor? Miss Turner, this time,
you most certainly have done your series the justice it deserves.
I have to say, I loved this book, loved reading every single word of it. It was much better than the last book, where the whole love affair simply comes
out of no-where, and all of a sudden the cripple marries the Queen and they just happen to love each other through the dreams
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"Hideously," said the king, without sounding injured at all. "I am disemboweled. My insides may in an instant become my outsides as I stand here before you.”