Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wish List Wednesday: Queen of Attolia

The Queen of Attolia (Queen's Thief, 2) by Megan Whalen Turner, January 24, 2006 (originally published in 2000). Published by Greenwillow Books.
Revenge
When Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes's Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost more than a mythical relic. She lost face. Everyone knew that Eugenides had outwitted and escaped her. To restore her reputation and reassert her power, the Queen of Attolia will go to any length and accept any help that is offered...she will risk her country to execute the perfect revenge.

...but
Eugenides can steal anything. And he taunts the Queen of Attolia, moving through her strongholds seemingly at will. So Attolia waits, secure in the knowledge that the Thief will slip, that he will haunt her palace one too many times.

...at what price?
When Eugenides finds his small mountain country at war with Attolia, he must steal a man, he must steal a queen, he must steal peace. But his greatest triumph, and his greatest loss, comes in capturing something that the Queen of Attolia thought she had sacrificed long ago...
Why: Even though The Thief started out real slow, my curiosity is piqued and I want to know what happens next. It must be good though because it is never checked in at my library.

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