Book Review: The Queen’s Thief #3: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Rating: StarStarStarStar

(The Queen’s Thief #3)

By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides (yoo-JEN-?-deez) 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 appears. Soon the corrupt Attolian court will learn that its subtle and dangerous intrigue is no match for Eugenides.

Read The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) review here.

Read The Queen of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #2) review here.

***** ***** *****

He did not marry you so he can become king. He became king because he wanted to marry you.

Very engaging read!

This is a really clever series, but this book showed how brilliant Gen is. Despite his physical limitation, Gen is without a doubt is a master of his craft. 🙂 Oh, did i mention i love Gen’s nasty, wicked sense of humor? 😀

The king and queen’s relationship is intriguing. The sudden bursts of affection for each other made me smile. The emotions that the author played for these parts are very real and sometimes, poignant.

Costis – i didn’t like for the most part. He’s a coward to her peers, if you ask me.

And then there are scenes that are too confusing for my simple mind that i need to backtrack reading 2-3 times until they finally dawned at me.

I didn’t also like the constant snickers and underestimations made by Attolians to Eugenides. Only in the last chapter of the book did they gave in and relented to Gen as their king.

The ending came up abrupt for me but it did satisfy the conflict of the story. and that is, for Gen to prove his worth to the Attolians.

Overall, i enjoyed reading this third book! Just when I thought Gen is way over his head, he proved time and again (and again), why a former Thief of Eddis deserves to be King of Attolia – not just as a loving husband to the Queen but as a powerful ruler to the Attolians as well.



.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”


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