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Book Review: A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner

Greenwillow
316 pp.

In The King of Attolia, we learned that Eugenides friend Sophos, the heir to the kingdom of Sounis had been kidnapped by rebels and then had disappeared. In A Conspiracy of Kings we find out what happened to him. (Essentially, he manages to jump directly from the frying pan, into the fire, yet manages not to get burned too badly.)

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Book Review: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Greenwillow

385 pp.

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In The King of Attolia, Eugenides has to figure out how to be king, when all he wanted was the queen. (Unfortunately, the queen and the gods are not letting poor Eugenides off the hook.) The Queen of Attolia’s subjects aren’t very enthused by the idea of Eugenides being their king and proceed to cause him a great deal of grief. The palace staff and even his attendants are harassing him, the nobility is on the very edge of insurrection, and there are conspiracies and assassins everywhere. On top of all that, Eugenides must also get used to being married to the woman he loves, who is also the Woman Who Did Very Bad Things to Him in A Very Public Way. (Eugenides and Irene have an extremely complicated and slightly frightening relationship.) Continue reading

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Book Review: The Queen of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner

Greenwillow

279 pp.

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I think this is going to be one of those series where I’m really glad that the other books are already available. (Though when I get done with the fourth book in the series I’m probably going to be miserable waiting for the next book.) The protagonists, setting and story continue to be intriguing, and the emotions and reactions of the characters to what happens in the novel are emotionally accurate and extremely intense. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Greenwillow
219 pp.

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Following the advice of a friend where books are concerned can be a little risky. There will always be points where your taste and your friend’s tastes do not coincide. (For instance, I had a friend who liked Stephen R. Donaldson’s Thomas Covenant books. I do not. Emphatically.) Therefore, it took me awhile to get around to getting this book. Continue reading

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