The Queen of Attolia

The Queen of Attolia❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Queen of Attolia ✩ Author Megan Whalen Turner – Bluevapours.co.uk RevengeWhen Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes s Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost than a mythical relic She lost face Everyone knew that Eugenides had outwitted and escaped her To restore h RevengeWhen Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes s Gift, The Queen of Attolia lost than a mythical relic She lost face Everyone The Queen PDF \ 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 offeredshe will risk her country to execute the perfect revenge butEugenides 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 timesat 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.

Megan Whalen Turner is the author of short stories and novels for children, teenagers and adults She has won the LA Times Book The Queen PDF \ 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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    The Queen of Attolia PDF Ë The Queen PDF \ 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 timesat 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 362 pages
  • The Queen of Attolia
  • Megan Whalen Turner
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 0060841826

10 thoughts on “The Queen of Attolia

  1. Emily May says:

    Now I finally understand why everyone seems to like this book so muchthan the first You see, The Queen of Attolia had all of this, but it just hadof everything It was everything I loved about the first book on steroids.Every character and every sentence damn it, every word even is important, serves it s own purpose Now I finally understand why everyone seems to like this book so muchthan the first You see, The Thief is a wonderful little book filled with excellent writing, an interesting protagonist, an exciting fantasy world and a great big twist near the end The Queen of Attolia had all of this, but it just hadof everything It was everything I loved about the first book on steroids.Every character and every sentence damn it, every word even is important, serves it s own purpose and is never wasted This is a characteristic in books that is rare but oh so wonderful when you manage to find it.Being told in 3rd person, unlike book one which was from Eugenides POV, allows the reader to see the bigger picture and to better understand the world that forms the backdrop of this series and the political relationships between Attolia, Eddis and Sounis But, oddly, at the same time I felt like we also got to know Eugenides far better than in The Thief, and I loved him all thein this second installment He s such a perfectly imperfect character, he s flawed, he s brave without being ridiculously self sacrificing, he s a little devil and yet you can t do anything but be on his side Whatever happens to him in the next book has suddenly become very important to me.And it s not just Eugenides I mean, how easy would it have been for the author to make the Queen of Attolia nothingthan a villain sat on a foreign throne But that s not the story Megan Whalen Turner is trying to tell Like I said, Turner doesn t waste characters and her use of 3rd person in this novel lets us readers see the real queen behind that stone mask of cruelty Of all the qualities I like characters to have, complexity is quite possibly my favourite.But I think the book was really sold to me when Turner managed to successfully pull off a romance that surprised me, pleased me and just generally worked without being soppy or cheesy A young adult novel with romance that doesn t make me cringe Genius

  2. Tatiana says:

    Update 1 6 19This may be my book soulmate.Original 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 story The Queen 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 his Update 1 6 19This may be my book soulmate.Original 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 story The Queen 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 Queen of Attolia is written in 3rd person which allows us to understand the workings of minds of all major players King of Sounis, Queens of Attolia and Eddis, magus, etc The story starts when Eugenides is caught by Attolian guard The Queen of Attolia executes her revenge on the Thief, and in a way that almost breaks Gen Queen 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 anything But there isI 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 boundaries.I 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

  3. ❄️Nani❄️ says:

    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 justice.Give me a fantasy fantasy esque book with heavy political intrigue and you ve got my undivided attention Reading a novel filled with court intrigue, heavy conflictsbehind the scenes conniving an 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 justice.Give me a fantasy fantasy esque book with heavy political intrigue and you ve got my undivided attention Reading a novel filled with court intrigue, heavy conflictsbehind 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 Queen of Attolia Wow I 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 TheI 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 Queen 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 her.Eugenides 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 Character Now, 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 enough.The 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

  4. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    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 one.I 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 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 one.I 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 sabout 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 Queen 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 queen 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 bespecific, 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 thoughtsbook one book two book three book four book five book six TBDBlog Goodreads Twitter Youtube

  5. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ says:

    Edited with my favorite SPOILERISH quotes hidden behind a spoiler tag, because I m not a monster 4.5 stars, rounded up becausewell, if you must know, because Eugenides Hellooo, name s Anna, I just finished

  6. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    1.99 Kindle sale, Feb 10, 2019 This is the great but hard hitting sequel to

  7. K. Elizabeth says:

    2.5 5 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 again.What the first novel in this series had, that The Queen of Attolia lacked, to name a few were lively characters, an exiting advent 2.5 5 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 again.What the first novel in this series had, that The Queen of Attolia lacked, to name a few were lively characters, an exiting adventure, andhumor I suppose Even though I wasn t too fond of the first novel, reading this one made me realize that the characters feltreal in The Thief, than in this book Though, I will admit that Gen was muchdeveloped in this novel We got to figure outabout him his strengths and weaknesses , which I really quite enjoyed view spoiler For example, his depression after having his hand cut off hide spoiler However, his improved character didn t make up for the rest of the lot that fell flat Also, do I even need to even bring up that random romance that just came out of the blue C mon That was so sudden Wasn t it I thought so.With the second point, this novel did have adventure, I won t deny that But it wasn t like the first book In the first book we followed Gen step by step throughout his entire journey But in this novel, we would hear about events that had occurred within lengthy paragraphs or quick conversations This book just made me think of the saying All talk, no action It sums up this novel up so well There were hardly any real scenes of action the prologue was the strongest part of the book because the action in it was great , which was something I didn t like.Lastly, this novel was much darker and held little to no humor While I completely understand why this novel was darker it wouldn t feel right to be anything else , I just didn t like how different it felt compared to the previous novel They almost don t feel like they belong in the same series I don t know ya ll I almost feel like I m missing out on something with this series but I guess it s just not my cup of tea.Overall, I will say there were many scenes in this novel that were much stronger than its predecessor however, there were also many other scenes that lackedthan The Thief had So with this I can say, that I probably will not continue this series Though, I still might Don t hold me to it Right now, it s in the air

  8. Jo says:

    Oh my god.Honest to goodness spoiler lies within view spoiler Unable to guess the answer, she asked, Who am I, that you should love me You are My Queen, said Eugenides She sat perfectly still, looking at him without moving as his words dropped like water into dry earth Do you believe me he asked Yes, she answered Do you love me Yes I love you And she believed him hide spoiler And if that isn t the most perfect, gut wrenching way to finish a book, I don t know what is.I m n Oh my god.Honest to goodness spoiler lies within view spoiler Unable to guess the answer, she asked, Who am I, that you should love me You are My Queen, said Eugenides She sat perfectly still, looking at him without moving as his words dropped like water into dry earth Do you believe me he asked Yes, she answered Do you love me Yes I love you And she believed him hide spoiler And if that isn t the most perfect, gut wrenching way to finish a book, I don t know what is.I m not sure if I can even write a review for this book

  9. Catie says:

    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 story.Original Review When 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 Queen of Attolia is a book to be savored It is beautiful and rich, with complex, suffering, gorgeous characters that I 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 story.Original Review When 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 Queen 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 quite an emotional punch.In this book, we finally get to spend time with the real Eugenides Nofalse 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 Queen of Attolia, who initially orders his execution but then decides to do something evendamaging 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 control.This 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 back.It 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 acquaintance, but by collision, confrontation, and shared tragedy It is definitely the title character, The Queen of Attolia, whose struggle affects me the most I love her cold, quiet, powerful control combined with her inner fragility I love how her history was revealed in little glimpses that made meandsympathetic to her Reading this book actually makes me like the first book , because I know so muchof the backstory.Now on to book three

  10. Bibi says:

    Love, love this book and series, it helps that Ms Turner wrote one of the best and adorable male leads ever.

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