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The Queen of Attolia

Turner, Megan Whalen

(eBook - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Queen of Attolia
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Forsaken by the gods and left to his own devices, Eugenides, Royal Thief of Eddis, summons all his wit and wiles in an attempt to conquer the rival Queen of Attolia.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2009
ISBN: 0061968463
9780061968464
Branch Call Number: EBOOK J TURNER
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 17, 2014
  • julia_sedai rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book as it was realistic and much more than a romance. Eugenides' punishment was perfect. I mean, I felt bad for him, but it was such a good way to grow the character of Eugenides as well as the Queen of Attolia. The politics are intriguing. Turner does a fantastic job. The characters are great - I like them all. I am excited to read the rest of the series.

Dec 24, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not knowing a thing about the story of The Queen of Attolia, I thought, based on the title, it might shift the story to her perspective and make her a more sympathetic, major character than she had been in the first book. Imagine my surprise, then, when this started with her still as a minor character and villain who captures and injures the thief, with a solid portion of what follows focusing on his convalescence. It hardly seemed "less boring" than the original and in fact seemed less adventurous.
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Yet it was no less enthralling. This one shifts to a third-person perspective after the first book's first-person narrative, but that works because the scale of the story has shifted. Where that one is an intimate, character-focused adventure, this one is about international war and political maneuverings. A "game of thrones," if you will, with monarchs and their courts and militaries doing everything they can to shift the balance of power in their directions. The action is still centered on the thief, but his role in events is much different and larger. The intrigue, suspense, and character building didn't disappoint in the least.
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This is a wonderful, meticulously written series (a new one, on average, every five years), and I can't wait to get to the next one.

I have to say that it's tremendously tedious in the first couple of chapters, but after it picks up, it's really quite brilliant. The slap-in-the-face plot twist ending really made the book into something memorable. Great book! It's perfect for adults as well.

Dec 14, 2012
  • AaronKerry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike. It is compelling and clever without being unrealistic - which is rare to find in this genre.
This series is a must read.

Aug 17, 2012
  • JackieHyde rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book contains one of the most memorable love stories that I have ever read. Gen remains a sympathetic and entertaining protagonist and the political intrigue keeps the plot moving. I highly recommend it to adults.

Oct 13, 2011
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is well-written but the plot is grim, and even when things took a turn for the better I wasn't entirely convinced. A map would have been helpful for following all the military maneuvers.

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Oct 13, 2011
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One does not refuse a goddess.

Oct 13, 2011
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was afraid. I couldn't just sit here being afraid and doing nothing about it.

Oct 13, 2011
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Attolians did not invest much belief in their religion. They dutifully attended temple festivals and used their gods for cursing and little else.

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Jun 18, 2013
  • blue_fish_72 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

blue_fish_72 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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