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The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
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Aug 13, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 11 to 13, 2012

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Heather I like this one even better than the first. No, it's not from Gen's point of view, but that's okay. One of the main reasons that was so excellent (and narratively necessary) in the first book was so that he could tell the reader the truth, but distract from the Whole Truth. Pretty sneaky, but that's not as crucial to this Book's purposes.

Gen's character also changes a little, but I wonder how much of that has to do with the fact that he no longer has to pose as the uncouth, irreverent, focused-only-on-the-here-n-now Gen. Some of it may be because we see him through another's eyes in this one. And some of it might be just because he gets a little bitter and darker. I'd get a little bitter too, if I went through what he endures in the first few chapters.

Great story, great characters.

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