The King of Attolia

The King of Attolia

Book - 2006
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Eugenides, still known as a Thief of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins as he strives to prove himself both to the people of Attolia and to his new bride, their queen.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060835774
006083577X
9780060835781
0060835788
Branch Call Number: Y SF
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 22 cm

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nidofito
Mar 27, 2016

The King of Attolia is another masterfully spun tale by Turner, this time in Attolia's capital city instead of Eddis, and in a supposedly time of peace rather than war. The focus of the story is shifted here with new characters, looking on at Gen as he resists and ultimately accepts his new role. Though I love the intricacy of the story, and how it's always the simple things that come back to tie everything off, somehow the story didn't seem as focused as its predecessor, nor as intense.

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Stormtrooper55
Dec 28, 2015

amazing! self vs self, and man vs. man, i've read this book so many times, which is pretty rare. the court setting is realistic, and it's heartwarming to watch Costis come to respect and care for Eugenides. some characters are predictable, but theres a lot of going back and piercing together.
I loved this book! the chapters are pretty long though. Turner keeps me on my toes

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Topaz7
Jun 14, 2014

This book is what the previous two novels have been building up towards--a well balanced mix of brilliant dialogue, cutthroat politics, and character exploration. I thoroughly recommend.

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julia_sedai
Feb 24, 2014

Megan Whalen Turner does such a great job in this book! She shows us the characters of Eugenides and the Queen through a different character, Costis, which is a great technique. There is so much going on even though it doesn't seem like it. This book was a great continuation of the series and I am excited to read the next one. I definitely recommend it to young adults and adults.

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AaronKerry
Dec 14, 2012

Not often do you find books in the YA genre that are written so cleverly and so well. And the next book in the series is even better!

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JackieHyde
Aug 17, 2012

A brilliant examination of its titular character, Eugenides, and his struggle to be acknowledged as king. Turner keeps the plot moving with more political intrigue and romance. Highly recommended to adults.

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

I wasn't thrilled with the plot of the second book in the series and this third one follows closely on its heels, but still, there's a lot to like in this tale of political intrigue in the royal palace with a resourceful but reluctant king.

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LGClair
Jul 09, 2011

I thought the Thief was great, and the Queen of Attolia was amazing, but this is just brilliant. It's an exploration of human nature, with the most interesting romantic pair you'll ever read about. And I love Eugenides. I doubt there's many female readers who haven't had their hearts stolen by him.

graphiste Jun 22, 2011

This trilogy (Thief, the Queen of Attolia, the King of Attolia) is one of the most compelling love stories I have ever read. Not sure what this series is doing in the children's literature section; it should be read by anyone who appreciates a brilliantly constructed fantasy.

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rixonk
Nov 07, 2010

Although this book is technically in Children's Fiction, I would recommend it to any adult. I am 20 and this is probably one of my all time favorite books. The books before and after it in the series (The Thief, The Queen Of Attolia, and A Conspiracy Of Kings) are all good as well, but the plot of The King Of Attolia is just amazing. Great characters and intelligent writing. Makes you laugh out loud and surprises you several times. And of course, the main character, Eugenides, is fantastic.

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jhale7
Jun 26, 2016

"No 'glory shall be your reward' for me. No it's 'stop whining' and 'go to bed'

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Robin_Hood13
Jan 12, 2012

I meant "You are incorrigible."

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Robin_Hood13
Jan 04, 2012

"You are irrefragible."
"Yes, and I have a headache and I want a bath."

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

He's funny. . . . He can make you laugh so hard it hurts. . . . But underneath the jokes and the gibes and the playacting, there's nothing there but . . . spite. There isn't anything he won't laugh at.

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

As a ten-year-old boy, the Thief of Eddis could stop a grown man in his tracks with a single look. Where had that look gone?

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

I am so sick of people who all seem to be smarter than I am and know more than I do. I want to go back to the farm. These people make my family look easy to get along with.

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

Costis believed in his gods, prayed to his gods, and sacrificed to his gods, but Eugenides was rumored not only to believe in his gods but also to speak to them and to hear them answer. The idea made Costis uncomfortable. The gods may have walked the earth in the time of the legends, but he preferred to think of them safely on their altars.

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

O Goddess . . . I have brought you the most precious silver in my city. The silver leaves of the olive. . . . Please, Goddess, make me a good leader for my people. Let me bring them peace, and I swear I will cover the hills around the city with silver, in your honor. Everywhere the moon shines around the city it will strike the silver leaves of the olive, I promise.

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andreareads
Oct 26, 2011

He has had very little company in his life, and he isn't used to it. But there are other words for _privacy_ and _independence_. They are _isolation_ and _loneliness_.

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