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#585123 in Books Greenwillow Books 2007-06-12 2007-06-12Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 7.63 x .86 x 5.13l, .64 #File Name: 0060835796432 pages | File size: 28.Mb Megan Whalen Turner : The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 3) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 3): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. BrilliantBy Kathryn E. ClementI have been totally enthralled with this series. Turner has created such memorable, fully dimensional characters who plot and scheme and dare to love in a wonderfully created world. Eugenides is such a fascinating character.. . I would love to see him and Leigh Bardugo's Kaz match wits!0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five stars for making me grin so much when I read itBy SwuunAny book that can make me grin like this one did, and for so many different reasons, deserves five stars.
Definitely my favorite of the series so far.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. A worthy, if weaker, addition to a great seriesBy CustomerI was less impressed with this book of The Queen's Thief series compared to its predecessors. This is more like 3.5 for me whereas the first two are a solid 4 stars.The characterization in this book is still very well done: Gen has grown up but still acts like a twelve year old sometimes, Attolia (or Irene but I still think of her as Attolia) is still her awesome self ruling the kingdom while getting Gen to do the same. There's also Costis the guard who is well-meaning and earnest but just cannot seem to get himself out of awkward situations and a host of other Attolians and a few Eddisians residing in Attolia, because the entire story takes place there.Anyway what made this weaker compared to the previous books is, for me, the meandering plot. I mean it's not really intended to be a plotheavy book because this is the book that will explore the consequences of Gen marrying Attolia and becoming king. What I think makes the plot weak is that a lot of things that happened seemed far-fetched. For instance one of Gen's problems in his new role is getting the Queen's Guard to respect his authority. This is difficult because the Guard is fiercely loyal to the queen and view Gen as an outsider who managed to land the throne by coercion. So Gen gets a hapless guard (Costis) to follow him around, the idea being that if one guard gets to know who he is as a person, the rest of the Guard would follow. And it works. But I don't believe it. I know he's good at getting people to act to his advantage but I don't think he's that good, I don't believe he could have predicted how Costis would react to him.Another central issue for Gen is that he hates his new job. He hasn't really thought through the consequences of being a king. Therefore he is trying to reconcile himself to the fact that the price of being with Attolia is having to be responsible for a country that doesn't really want him, having to be seen by people doing his job which is very counterintuitive for him because the Thief would generally avoid an audience while on the job (I mean, what good is a Thief that gets caught in the act?). My problem with this particular subplot is that it doesn't really get resolved. Sure, he gets the Guard to respect him and the court recognizes him as a capable leader but he still doesn't like the job. That he is good at it is a moot point if he doesn't want it.However far-fetched schemes aside, I still really liked this book for the characters. It's interesting to explore Gen and Attolia's still-evolving relationship. One of their problems, unlike other literary couples, is not they don't know how the other feels (I think both of them have this insight on the other which makes them work well) but that in trying to equally share power they are constantly trying to figure when they are overstepping the other. If Gen wants to pardon a prisoner but Attolia doesn't, what happens then? When this happens in the book, Gen gets his way through some underhanded means (by basically guilt-tripping Attolia) which results in another fight between them.The dynamic between these two remain interesting throughout the entire book. Discover the world of the Queens ThiefNew York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turners entrancing and award-winning Queens Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turners Queens Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin.Eugenides, no stranger to desperate circumstances, has gotten himself into difficulties he cant get out of. Used to being treated with a certain measure of wariness, if not respect, he suffers the pranks, insults, and intrigue of the Attolian court with dwindling patience. As usual, nothing is as it appears when he rescues a hot-headed young soldier in the Palace Guard. The Queens Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans and have been honored with glowing reviews, best of citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, and Thick as Thieves, all epic novels set in the world of the Queens Thief. School Library Journal Best BookHorn Book FanfareALA Top 10 Best Book for Young AdultsNew York Public Library Books for the Teen AgeThe Queens Thief books awe and inspire me. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The plot-craft is peerless, the revelations stunning, and the characters flawed, cunning, heartbreaking, exceptional. Megan Whalen Turners books have a permanent spot on my favorites shelf, with space waiting for more books to come.Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone novels and Strange the Dreamer"Unforgettable characters, plot twists that will make your head spin, a world rendered in elegant detailyou will fall in love with every page of these stories. Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again."Leigh Bardugo, New York Times-bestselling author of the The Grisha Trilogy and Six of CrowsOne of the most fascinating and original childrens fantasies to appear in years. . . . Rarely does one see a hero as psychologically knowing and irresistibly attractive as Turners Thief.The Horn Book (starred review)A winner.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Eugenides, the former Thief of Eddis, is back and just as clever as ever.School Library Journal (starred review) From School Library JournalStarred . Grade 7 UpFans whove been waiting for six long years for the sequel to The Queen of Attolia (2000) and The Thief (1996, both HarperCollins) can finally rejoice. Eugenides, the former Thief of Eddis, is back and just as clever as ever. As King of Attolia after literally stealing and marrying the Queen, he must
convince the rest of her court and her subjects that he deserves his title. The Attolians think hes an idiot whos being used by the Queen. They refuse to believe that he and Irene could honestly love one another, considering that shes responsible for having his hand cut off. His attendants and guards mock him behind his back and play pranks on him, all the while thinking that hes too spineless and incompetent to protest. That is, until a guard named Costis punches him in the face and knocks him down. Beheading is the usual penalty for such a transgression but Eugenides devises a better punishment. It is through Costiss eyes that readers see how he and the court consistently underestimate the shrewd young man. This third book in the series continues to involve political intrigue, espionage, and attempted assassination but is less concerned with the fighting between kingdoms that dominated the previous book. Instead, it explores the complex and very romantic relationship between the monarchs. Although it does stand alone, to appreciate the amazingly charismatic and beguiling character of Eugenides fully, its best to read the titles in order.Sharon Rawlins, NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped, Trenton Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.From BooklistGr. 8-11. Fans of the irascible Thief of Eddis will recall that Gen and his frosty nemesis, Attolia, exchanged vows of love in The Queen of Attolia (2000). This second follow-up to Turner's 1997 Newbery Honor Book, The Thief, follows the turbulent months just after their union, primarily from the perspective of Gen's reluctant personal assistant, Costis, who despises the "goat-footed thronestealing interloper" as much as the rest of Attolia's insubordinate court. Gradually, though, Costis gleans that there is more to King Gen than his oafish, irascible behavior would suggest. Turner's wide-ranging, third-person narrative tantalizingly limits readers' access to Gen, leaving readers to sift truth from Gen-masterminded subterfuge and to weigh his detractors' prejudices undiluted. The challenge of internalizing so many new characters may halt some readers, and many will mourn the replacement of concrete, action-oriented exploits with this situation's more subtle courtly and diplomatic stratagems. Staunch fans of Turner's roguish hero, particularly those who enjoyed the middlegrade-friendly Thief several years ago and whose reading capabilities have ripened, will reap the greatest rewards here. Jennifer MattsonCopyright American Library Association. All rights reserved Megan Whalen Turner has constructed a clever world filled with suspense and intrigue and characters that will never be forgotten. Once you dive into the world of the Queens Thief [books], prepare to have your life stolen from you until you finish them all. (Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times-bestselling author of the Testing trilogy)One of the most fascinating and original childrens fantasies to appear in years . . . . Rarely does one see a hero as psychologically knowing and irresistibly attractive as Turners Thief. (starred review) (The Horn Book)Eugenides, the former Thief of Eddis, is back and just as clever as ever. (School Library Journal (starred review))A winner. (starred review) (Kirkus s)