Turner, Megan Whalen. The King of Attolia.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

TURNER, Megan Whalen. The King of Attolia. (Sequel to The Thief and The Queen of Attolia.) HarperCollins. 390p. c2006. 978-0-06083577-4. $16.99. JS

First, let me say that it is necessary to read the first two books to understand the main characters: Eugenides (once the thief, now king) and his wife, the queen, who had once ordered Gen's hand to be cut off when he was discovered to be the thief, who now loves him and wants him to succeed as king. Needless to say, her security guards still mistrust Gen and they do everything in their power to undermine his authority and arrange his downfall. This third book is about the subtle ways Gen uses his shrewdness, skill, and strength to win over his opponents and earn their...

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