The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3) by Megan Whalen Turner

The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)

By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his own making.Then he drags a naive young guard into the center of the political maelstrom. Poor Costis knows he is the victim of the king's caprice, but his contempt for Eugenides slowly turns to grudging respect. Though struggling against his fate, the newly crowned king is much more than he ...

Details The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)

TitleThe King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)
Release DateJan 24th, 2006
PublisherGreenwillow Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure

Reviews The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)

  • Emily May
    It's weird how I find the most difficult books to review are those that I knew were going to be amazing... and yep, this was amazing! I mean, what do you say that actually means anything? I could ramble on about fantastic writing, brilliant characters, excellent plot, this would all be true but the words are so empty and don't convey what I love about this series.They don't say how this intricate fantasy world pulls you in with it's politics, it'...
  • Tatiana
    With this book Megan Whalen Turner has cemented herself as one of my all-time favorite writers. I absolutely loved "The Queen of Attolia" and "The King of Attolia" is a remarkable follow-up.Eugenides, the famous Thief of Eddis, is now the King of Attolia. He is married to the woman he loves but he doesn't enjoy the power that comes with it. Gen is despised by Attolians, they think him a lazy fool and a treacherous abuser of their Queen. But of co...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “Are you badly hurt?”“Hideously,” said the king, without sounding injured at all. “I am disemboweled. My insides may in an instant become my outsides as I stand here before you.” Attolis, the new king of Attolia, is a pawn. He is lazy, unloved by his wife, and there to be a victim, unaware of the political machinations of his court. At least, that’s what his guard thinks of him; they love their queen, of course, but do not love the...
  • Bibi
    That scene, with Eugenides bleeding almost to death all while pretending he was okay, yet taking time to show his love for Attolia..... that bit right there is why I LOVED this book. I swoon. Sigh Admittedly, I did not see it coming. That I would be entranced by these characters. Gen and Attolia's love and marriage hit me in the "feels", while the palace intrigue and political machinations had me at the edge of my seat. Alas and as with all good ...
  • Angie
    If I tell you that each book in this series just gets more and more exceptional, will you believe me? Or will you believe that I, like Eugenides, am simply telling you a version of the truth to get you to do what I want you to do? (In this case, to get you to read these books yesterday). Both things are true, by the way. The King of Attolia is even better than its predecessor and I will tell you anything to get you to read these books. Yesterday....
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Hurry, hurry, and listen carefully now, because god helps me, (view spoiler)[(I'm giggling just using that locution, because God and me, well) (hide spoiler)] I'm feeling so elated that I'm not sure I might not burst into flames shortly. So here it is : The King of Attolia is without any doubt one of the best book I've ever read, (view spoiler)[not to brag, but I've read thousands - alright I am bragging, you got me (hide spoiler)] and Eugenides ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Buddy Read with some series fanatics at Buddies Books & Baubles This series isn’t your typical sort of fantasy. Most of the book is more intellectual than actionable in that I spent most of the time trying to figure out the subtle interactions between Eugenides and the Queen of Attolia.After a few books shown from the PoVs of Eudenidies and The Queens it was interesting that most of this book was shown from the perspective of Costis a member of...
  • mich
    Best book in the series alert! Best book in the series alert! So this is totally the best book in the series so far. Loooooved it.I don’t know if I’ve ever read a story before that had a romance like this that was so subtle, and yet so freakin complicated. I can’t help but feel a little uncomfortable about the relationship, but at the same time I am deeply moved by it. There’s no way to forget the past, not for these two, not with the har...
  • Elevetha
    Sometimes I just can't even with this series. Gen, Gen, Gen, only the most fully awesome, amazing, charming, sneaky little devil that you can't help but love. (That love that borders on if you were a real person, we would be total besties except only in my mind cause you're way too awesome to hang out with the likes of me. I'd probably end up being something closer to your stalker.) Attolia, whom we are getting lovely emotional growth from. More ...
  • jade
    An awesome, awesome book! Sweet revenge. When you have a protagonist so much superior mentally and physically than anyone else, yet was taken as a fool and belittled by everyone, it was the COOLEST thing to see him finally reveal his true self, making everyone realize they'd been played all along. Turner was a genius. Her intelligence and imagination made Eugenides a truly brilliant character. "...if Attolia could look like a queen, then Eugenide...
  • Claire
    I'm not a mystery reader, and I've never fully appreciated whodunits, so by rights I should have been irritated with the Attolia books rather than enthralled by them. Unguessable twists and turns are the hallmark of the series: the reader can't possible figure out exactly what is going on because we don't have the information necessary, but we're haunted by the certainty that something more is going on than what the other, non-trickster character...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    I’m feeling SO DOWN right now. Why must all good things come to an end? 😣This series keeps getting better and better with each book and Eugenides just keeps surprising me in ways I never see coming. Outstanding writing. Intricate political intrigue. A damn fine lead character whose brilliance and cunning ways leaves you wanting more... ughhh!👏🙌 SO. GOOD!
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    This is my favorite book in one of my favorite fantasy series. It starts out a little bit slow, although it's fun watching for all the clues in the text that I missed the first time I read it. But the second half of this book: it is completely made of awesome. I love every single page of it.Full review to come, after it's posted on 2015 reread with the Buddies Books and Baubles group.Prior review:This book is just s...
  • Melissa McShane
    I think, on re-reading, that this is my favorite of The Queen's Thief series, probably because it's the payoff from The Queen of Attolia. Told primarily from the viewpoint of Costis, a young officer in the Queen of Attolia's guard, it's a masterful use of the unreliable narrator to tell two stories at once--but only if you've read the other books first. I'm sure it would still be enjoyable read on its own,, so much would be missing. So ...
  • Nariman
    How can it be possible to love a book , and , a series this much ??!!I love ,, love ,, absolutely and completely love this series, my love grows more and more with every book. I feel like I'll never ever again enjoy a book unless it's written by Megan Whalen Turner and have Eugenides in it. And if you are waiting for a proper review, sorry .. don't, am only using this space to show how much I love this series and this book , if I can!!
  • Devin
    God I fucking love this book. I love this series. I love these characters. I love the intrigue. I love the plot twists. Ugh 😍❤❤❤ God I fucking love this book. I love this series. I love these characters. I love the intrigue. I love the plot twists. Ugh 😍❤️❤️❤️
  • Kristen
    4/5 StarsSometimes, if you want to change a man’s mind, you change the mind of the man next to him first.” The Skinny: Gen has gotten what he ‘wanted’; he is now the King of Attolia. It quickly becomes evident that while Gen got something he desired, that something was not to rule a Kingdom of people. Thrown into a life where the majority of his subjects despise him, Gen must try to come into his own. It appears as though Gen is royally...
  • Liz
    "How can you not know why you hit someone?"Costis shook his head."It must have been something I said. Was that it?""I don't know." He knew. [...]"Then why?" The king badgered plaintively. "Tell me, Costis, why?""Because you didn't look like a king," he said. [...]"You have no idea how to look like a king, much less be one. [...] you sit on the throne a printer's apprentice in a wine shop."And then later..."The king, looking down at th...
  • Helen
    2.5 STARSWhat the hell happened here? This was supposed to become one of my favourite series, and then I read this travesty?? Eating Shredded Wheat is a more exciting experience than reading this, a reality which is even more shocking considering how excited I was to start this book. I absolutely loved The Queen of Attolia, but unfortunately this instalment had none of its predecessor’s charm. It wasn’t even that similar to the first of the s...
  • Lightreads
    Okay, this book. It snuck up on me with all its cleverness and wit and romance while I wasn't paying attention, and suddenly I’m having a full-body moment of squee flail, like you do. Which would have been fine if I hadn’t been moving very fast on a treadmill at the time. Things got a bit hairy for a second there.This book is like – and I’m just going to say ‘no really’ preemptively here – this book is kind of like Dorothy Dunnett...
  • Noelle
    Diabolically clever. I love this series.
  • Jaya
    Such a satisfying read
  • Tandie
    Buddy read with my girls at Buddies, Books, & Baubles.I kept putting off starting this one. I think it was because I just couldn't warm to Attolia, at all, so I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this book. I'm so happy that I was dead WRONG!I was hooked my the second chapter & started binge reading until 3 in the morning. I couldn't figure Gen's motives for most of the book. I only knew he wanted to be underestimated. I didn't understand what he was doing wi...
  • Jon Adams
    I'm really not sure what it is about these books I like so much. There isn't much action, they definitely aren't Grimdark, very little warfare or magic, no mythical creatures to speak of. But, damnit if they aren't just damn good books.
  • Phee
    This was so so close to being 5 Stars. If I was rating it on my enjoyment alone then I’d give it 10 Stars, because I love the politics and I love Eugenides. But I am trying to be a little harsher in my ratings, and whilst this book was hella enjoyable, it did have a couple of draw backs for me. It was definitely my favourite book in the series and everything we have learned about our characters comes into play here. Obviously I can’t go into ...
  • Justine
    When the day of my death comes, bury or burn me a copy of this book: so I could enjoy it over and over in the afterlife.RTC
  • Kerry *Soulcaster*
    Can I please give this book 6 stars?!!!! Just when I thought that the Queen's Thief series couldn't get better, Megan Whalen Turner stuns me with THE KING OF ATTOLIA! (view spoiler)[At the end of THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA Gen found himself in a dilemma. All he wanted was to marry the Queen. However, he forgot to factor in that he would have to become King. He never wanted to rule a country. Gen had outwitted himself.THE KING OF ATTOLIA picks up soon a...
  • Vinaya
    I loved this book, as I did the previous one, but then, I was kinda expecting to anyway, what with Turner's turn of phrase, heh. This is a short review, because there is no more to gush about than there already was in the previous books. Gen was smart and outwitted everyone, woo! As if we didn't see that coming. But it was still fun to watch him trip up the members of the Attolian court. The love between the queen and the king was a lot more tend...
  • Rosalee
    I. Love. This. Book. So. Much.Eugenides is back, and he's just as clever, sneaky, and conceited as ever! He is now the King of Attolia--well, in name, that is. Nobody wants to accept this queen-stealing, one-handed boy as king, especially Costis, a member of the queen's guard. But Costis learns that there is much more to this king than meets the eye...Edit to add: just re-read it for the umpteenth time. Still made of awesome.