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The ueen of Attolia Update 1619This may be my book soulmateOriginal reviewIf I were ever to write a book this is the one I would want to see my name on I am not very good at writing positive reviews so this will probably sound cheesy but I totally loved every word every sentence of this storyThe ueen of Attolia is a second book in Megan Whalen Turner's series about the Thief of Eddis Eugenides I moderately liked the first book mostly for its conciseness and intricate world building rooted in Greek history and mythology but this second book exceeded any kind of expectations I had had It is just so much better than The Thief written from Eugenide's 1st person POV The ueen of Attolia is written in 3rd person which allows us to understand the workings of minds of all major players King of Sounis ueens of Attolia and Eddis magus etc The story starts when Eugenides is caught by Attolian guard The ueen of Attolia executes her revenge on the Thief and in a way that almost breaks Gen ueen of Eddis enraged by her Thief's plight embarks on a war with Attolia and Sounis starts his attack on both neighboring countries in an attempt to unite the territory against the outside threat of Mede What follows is a complex story of politics diplomacy military strategies and intrigue I am not lying when I say I loved every word of this book Because every word of it is important there is no fluff or filler every sentence matters That is probably why it took me 3 days to finish this 300 page book I simply didn't want to miss anythingBut there is I really loved the character developments in this book Just like in The Thief we never fully know the narrators In many ways they remain anonymous to us but whatever is revealed is layered and complex I enjoyed following Eugenides' transformation from a snarky selfish boy into a strong man And let me tell you the romance in this book totally catches you off guard and certainly pushes boundariesI can't wait to read the next book The King of Attolia and see where Turner takes her characters next Why of why does it take her on average 5 years to write each book RevengeWhen Eugenides the Thief of Eddis stole Hamiathes's Gift the ueen of Attolia lost 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 ueen of Attolia will go to any length and accept any help that is offeredshe will risk her country to execute the perfect revenge butEugenides can steal anything And he taunts the ueen 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 priceWhen Eugenides finds his small mountain country at war with Attolia he must steal a man he must steal a ueen he must steal peace But his greatest triumph and his greatest loss comes in capturing something that the ueen of Attolia thought she had sacrificed long ago Third read in prep for book 6 Long overdue for a reread Gen my one and only we meet again I want to climb on the highest rooftop and scream at the top of my lungs I LOVE THIS MAGNIFICENT SERIES WITH EVERY FIBRE OF MY BEING but I feel even that won't do my feelings—and this series—justiceGive me a fantasyfantasy esue book with heavy political intrigue and you’ve got my undivided attention Reading a novel filled with court intrigue heavy conflicts behind the scenes conniving and pulling strings than actual battles complicated stories full of clever manoeuvres and characters Is My Jam I could never get enough And given the somewhat slowness of its predecessor I was not prepared for the magnificent surprise that was The ueen of Attolia WowI felt almost every emotion while reading this Anger hate love sadness rage so much rage and oh the confusion Before I even got to page 50 my jaw was wide open with shock and amazement The I thought I knew the less I actually knew anything when the whole plot took a completely different direction than I’d expected And the characters I truly didn’t know what to make of them Let’s start with The ueen of Attolia okay wow Throughout the book I hated her I admired her I was enraged by her I freaking loved her and by the end I was simply in awe of herEugenides What the actual hell Alright before I move on let me preface this by saying the next book in the series The King of Attolia put Eugenides on the number two spot of my top five favourite male characters in fantasy Ever What a character What A CharacterNow onto the topic at hand I have never been so damned confused by a character Confusion as you can see is the theme of this review He was nothing like I’d expected Especially when compared to the Eugenides of book one The Thief It was almost like they were two different people In a good and a bad way One thing I did love was that he was not the all perfect all brave badass protagonist we’re used to seeing who could simply do no wrong or whom no one could best In fact he rarely got things right in this book at least I was happy to see him humanised and humbled by some extremely disturbing albeit significant events He did mess up got bested at times and he was also painfully vulnerable and weak when the situation demanded it However he was also amazingly clever when he needed to be I love him I can't say it enoughThe plot was amazing and every chapter gripped my attention from start to finish and nothing dragged nor was there ever a single boring moment Why some books have to end I will never in my life understand If I am the pawn of the gods it is because they know me so well not because they make my mind up for me Okay wow this was way better than book oneI love how this one plays around with point of view showing us both Eugenides’ views on Attolia and Attolia’s view on Eugenides it’s an excellent view into both of their characters While I think Whalen Turner occasionally relies too much on not letting you into the head of a character so she can execute a plot twist we still get an excellent look into these characters a view that feels dimensional if perhaps not full The other thing I liked about this book is something I knew I would — political intrigue Whalen Turner does such a grand job with the power moves the wars the intrigue of it all This one is narratively all over the place but it is made to work It feels like a wide story rather than an incoherent one The plot twists and plot reveals are consistently interesting and often surprising I also love that the two lead female characters we get in this book are both such powerhouses And hey maybe it’s time to talk about badass girls — Attolia and Eddis both make for such excellent political leaders each in their own way This book may be led by Eugenides but I think it’s about Attolia and Eddis and the power in different kinds of strength Attolia has lost sight of that in her own power her own life of ruthlessness The ueen of Attolia is basically a takedown of the idea of petty competition between women and the idea that there’s only one way to be strong for a ueen; Attolia and Eddis contrast so wonderfully And oh my god my favorite part of this whole book was Attolia She is such a good antivillain We start out seeing her as a complete and total villain and end seeing her as a very well humanized antihero Her redemption arc — or to be specific reframing arc — is the best part of this book and absolutely worth reading for I mean I like Eugenides too He's a mess and a delight But mostly I’d die for her Something I did think was missing for me was my investment in the first half of the book; we’re basically thrown into a political situation we only got a glimpse of in book one and it’s difficult to really get invested in the world and the characters I also think a few of the plot twists are kind of easy to guess and the time between them too extended I wished for less lagging between the big moments and big twists But I think the conclusion completely makes up for it This book aged fantastically in my mind; I read this in April and it's August and I'm still thinking about how much I adore this specific book It kept me invested and I so want to continue with my journey through this world here are my other series thoughts book one ★★★☆☆book two ★★★★☆book three ★★★★☆book four ★★★★☆book five ★★★★☆book six TBDBlog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube Edited with my favorite SPOILERISH uotes hidden behind a spoiler tag because I'm not a monster45 stars rounded up becausewell if you must know because Eugenides Hellooo name's Anna I just finished The ueen of Attolia and my mind is utterly blank I'd say I'm speechless but everyone knows that I always confuse talking with breathing so nope not happening However I am genuinely sorry but I don't think I'll be able or even want to put my thoughts into words this time First because there are many outstanding reviews out there already given that I'm late to the Gen is awesome party ; the second and perhaps the most important reason would be that I want to warn you yes YOU THERE you who haven't read this series yet and who wander oblivious unaware of the merits of this little gem you I strongly advise you to stay clear from any review and savor these novels blind she says after providing links to other reviews the irony is not lost on me XD Trust me the experience will be better why am I under the impression that I'm some sort of dungeon mistress here that I do not know If you really need a little incentive trust this The ueen of Attolia is splendidly plotted its word is inhabited by characters you will adore and want to protect under fire when you won't be strangling them but including strong women yes PLURAL a poisonous snake I KNEW HE WAS A SLYTHERIN COME HOME GEN BABY and a minister of war who doesn't know that he's hilarious to me the writing well do tell what can I say about a writing so compelling that I've read the damn book in a few hours barely stopping to eat HuhNow if you would excuse me I might forget to look at my watch 355am dammit and maybe start The King of Attolia because if you should know something about me it's this my restraint is so thin I wouldn't see its threads if I looked at them in full light and I'm not one bit ashamed My favorites uotes like scenes are full of BIG spoilers so don't look at them if you haven't read the book but aw damn I love these characters so much 3 view spoiler Bending over Eugenides she grabbed his head by the hair above his forehead and twisted Eugenides's eyes opened and his feet trashed in panic Looking up at her with her face filling his field of vision he stopped moving as if suddenly paralized Goatfoot she said do you understand what is going to happen to you I guessed at this moment that she was wearing his earrings and I was not so discreetly cheering like a maniac XD Attolia snapped You have any mistresses and I'll cut your other hand offBesides her Eddis stiffened Attolia raised her chin to meet the look that her seneschal had said would melt lead Eddis opened her mouth but before she could put her thoughts into words Eugenides laughed Laughing he dropped his head onto the bed; then he looked up to grin at AttoliaShe looked back at him and her cheeks flushed She said with sincerity You are a poisonous little snake Eeeeeeps I defy you to not smile at this part 3 I did that next She said there would be a hunting party leaving this morning; perhaps I'd like to joinAnd Eddis asked looking at his arm He hadn't ridden well enough to hunt on horseback even before losing his handI told her I'd already been hunted in Attolia thank you very muchOh Gen sighed Eddis BAHAHAHAHAHAHA I LOVE YOU GEN Nooo he said and he looked over at her In his eyes Eddis saw a hint of something she couldn't remember having seen there before PanicI didn't think about being king he said his voice hoarse either from worry or from the bruises around his neckEddis stared Your capacity to land yourself in a mess because you didn't think first Eugenides will never cease to amaze me What do you mean you didn't think about being king Is Attolia going to marry you and move into my library I'll never stress enough how much I love their siblings dynamics What will you do nowOh he tried unsuccessfully to keep the tremor out of his voice grovel I supposeI've heard you do that before said Attolia briefly amused in spite of herselfEugenides swallowed That was begging he said with a better effort at lightness There wasn't much opportunity from groveling last time He stumbled then added evenly I am very good at groveling MY HEART Eddis looked at her minister curious Your head she askedAttolia explained He had to be forcibly dissuaded from strangling his sonSo have we all from time to time Eddis said seriouslyOne of Attolia's eyebrow rose in carefully conveyed surprise Eddis took not of the expression amused to have found at last she was certain the original of the look Eugenides had copied She smiled Attolia hesitated then smiled herself very briefly In her expression Eddis saw hope for her Thief and her heart lightened Damn there are TOO MANY I'll need to update this later because Gen's waiting^^ hide spoiler 199 Kindle sale Feb 10 2019 This is the great but hard hitting seuel to The Thief which fair warning you absolutely need to read first This is a fantastic fantasy series with a strong flavor of Ancient Greek mythology and life The gods are real and they care in a remote way but they can be cruel My highest recommendation for this series If you haven’t read it you’re missing outReview posted at wwwfantasyliteraturecomMegan Whalen Turner’s The ueen of Attolia the second book in her UEEN’S THIEF fantasy series begins much the same as The Thief the first book in this series Eugenides Gen the thief is in prison This time it is the Attolians who have captured him but he’s made them especially their ueen even angry than he had the kingdom of Sounis in the first volume From this similar beginning however the plot veers in some completely unexpected directions Whalen Turner explained this in a Publisher’s Weekly interviewI could have written a whole series about fun cool exciting things Gen could get away with but they would all be leading up to a point where he did something he didn’t get away with The next significant thing that was going to happen to Gen would be when he got caught It was inevitable So I started ueen there I knew some people would be upset but I trusted they would also see it had to happen eventually To write something else would be a kind of lying to ourselvesIt’s difficult to say much without spoiling the story This book even than most is one that should be read without being spoiled The first part of The ueen of Attolia is heart wrenching and difficult reading however The first time I attempted to read it about a dozen years ago I foundered on the rocky part of the plot and didn’t finish it However after reading the third book in this series The King of Attolia and falling in love with the characters all over again I came back to The ueen of Attolia to give it a second try about five years ago I made it through the book that time and rated it three stars; I was still much enthused about the other two books in the series than this volumeHowever on this read my third try I’m rating it a strong four stars Rereading the entire series it has become apparent how cleverly Whalen Turner has plotted this book how well the books’ plots interlock with each other and how brilliant and devious her characters are Small nuances in the plot can carry significance Each main character has layers and hidden depths They can be charming and maddening sympathetic and brutal all at the same time And the ancient Greece type of world with gods and goddesses that are real and intervene occasionally in the lives of mortals is fascinating“Stop whining” Eugenides said“What” Eddis’s expression shifted from wary to puzzled“That was the message For me alone among mortals the gods send their messenger to tell me to stop whining That’ll teach me to go hide in a temple”For a young adult fantasy The ueen of Attolia has a surprising amount of complexity and depth Due to the painful and disturbing content in some parts of the book I don’t recommend this for middle grade readers but the rewards for mature readers are great2 3 4 enthusiastic stars Next time I read it it'll probably jump to 5 Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestTHE UEEN OF ATTOLIA doesn't even feel like it's written by the same person as THE THIEF and not in a good way One of the things I loved about THE THIEF was EuGenides's narration Gen is such a great narrator he's witty wry and through his POV we get to see the fascinating worlds of Attolia Eddis and Sounis It's written in first person so we get to experience everything through Gen's eyes and even though the concepts of court intrigue and political coups are a bit mature Gen's narration has just enough humor that he feels young enough despite being I think an older teenager that a preteen could relate to them I would categorize THE THIEF has highbrow literary middle grade like THE GOLDEN GOBLET or THE CAYTHE UEEN OF ATTOLIA on the other hand is narrated in the third person and feels like it's geared towards an older audience older teens All of the charming wit and humor I loved in the first book is mostly gone except as an occasional aside and the story is much much darker In the beginning of the book something terrible happens to one of the main characters and it's honestly like something out of Game of Thrones I was so upset I put the book down and stopped reading for a day and even though I was able to eventually get back into the book I wasn't prepared for that tonal shift and I'm sure it would be way worse for a kid to see a character suffer like thatOnce I got over my disappointment at the lack of a Gen focused narrative I did warm to the story Turner plots very intensely and there were so many great twists that were carefully planned It's one of the smartest young adult fantasy novels I've read in years everything was done so well and I felt like all of the characters were developed in a way that felt real Attolia's backstory for example felt like something a young ueen might do if she were essentially a captive in her own palace and was willing to do anything to get her freedom back Eddis was the perfect blend of cunning brutality and motherly kindness that one would expect to see in a ueen that ruled with kindness but wanted to keep her throne safe from invaders And Eugenides's depression was well let's just say that it was warranted realistic and potentially triggering to anyone who has ever had a depressive episode or struggled with grieflossRegarding that one missing star I think this is a book that despite being incredibly successful and popular doesn't really seem to have a specific audience It will appeal to precocious younger teens and adults who love YA that doesn't feel dumbed down but I also don't think it really seems to be a middle grade series any like the first one I was also a little confused about the world building because the first book made it clear that this was a Greek inspired fantasy world with its own Greek inspired pantheon of the gods and yet in this book Gen is studying Euclid at one point and the ueen of Eddis makes a sly reference to Helen of Troy So what do the Greeks actually exist in this world and this is just a made up set of countries that exist nearby them the way Genovia was a made up country in Europe created for the sake of the Princess Diaries It was very odd and I spent way too much time thinking about that as I read because I'm compulsive like thatI also felt like that one love story appeared out of nowhere and I didn't really feel the chemistry between the two of them at all I certainly wouldn't fall in love with my torturer and it was really weird and kind of uncomfortable for me Flip the genders and people would be losing their minds over the abusive plot and yet because the perpetrator of violence in this book was a woman people are like YAAAASS WHAT A STRONG UEEN I never really forgave her for what she did and was not impressed with that ending I can't say any because spoilers but if you've read the book you know what I meanHuge thanks to Erika for reading this series with me I'm having a lot of fun35 to 4 stars 255 Stars Well I gave it a go and continued on with this series with the hope that my 3 star rating for The Thief would be higher with this second novel Heck I expected a higher rating because people kept on telling me The second book is loads better And Was it Well To me sorry to say but it really wasn't So I guess I'm in the minority once againWhat the first novel in this series had that The ueen of Attolia lacked to name a few were lively characters an exiting adventure and humor I suppose Even though I wasn't too fond of the first novel reading this one made me realize that the characters felt real in The Thief than in this book Though I will admit that Gen was much developed in this novel We got to figure out about him his strengths and weaknesses which I really uite enjoyed view spoilerFor example his depression after having his hand cut off hide spoiler Oh my godHonest to goodness spoiler lies withinview spoilerUnable to guess the answer she asked Who am I that you should love meYou are My ueen said Eugenides She sat perfectly still looking at him without moving as his words dropped like water into dry earthDo you believe me he askedYes she answeredDo you love me YesI love youAnd she believed him hide spoiler This was even better the second time around and I'm so thrilled that I get to see Kamet again in the new book He really does deserve his own storyOriginal ReviewWhen I finished reading The Thief I expressed some hope that the next books in the series would have a faster pace Well this is me eating those words As far as I’m concerned she can be as slow as she wants The ueen of Attolia is a book to be savored It is beautiful and rich with complex suffering gorgeous characters that I just want to spend all day with It is also packs uite an emotional punchIn this book we finally get to spend time with the real Eugenides No false obnoxiousness and bad manners Don’t worry though he still has that inner spark of cunning As the book begins he is captured by the icy ueen of Attolia who initially orders his execution but then decides to do something even damaging The collision between Eugenides and Attolia sets into motion the breakdown of the fragile relationships between the three neighboring countries of Sounis Eddis and Attolia As the nations start warring the Medeans stand poised to insert their controlThis book has all the great elements of a twisty political intrigue but I think that at its heart it’s all about the internal battles of the characters It’s about the devastation that comes when one’s identity is lost and one must start anew It’s about the struggle to hold on to the tiny bit of goodness inside when the world demands so much ruthlessness It’s about managing to hold on to faith and trust and grace when the whole world seems to be turning its backIt was so completely refreshing to read a romance not based on sappy goofy kind caring love Megan Whalen Turner presents an honest and challenging kind of love There is an understanding here that sometimes relationships are built not on easy careful acuaintance but by collision confrontation and shared tragedy It is definitely the title character The ueen of Attolia whose struggle affects me the most I love her cold uiet powerful control combined with her inner fragility I love how her history was revealed in little glimpses that made me and sympathetic to her Reading this book actually makes me like the first book because I know so much of the backstoryNow on to book three


About the Author: Megan Whalen Turner

Megan Whalen Turner is the author of short stories and novels for children teenagers and adults She has won the LA Times Book Award for Young Adult LIterature a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor and a Newbery Honor She won the Mythopoeic Award and was shortlisted twice for the Andre Norton Award


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