The King of Attolia

The King of AttoliaThe King of AttoliaThe King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner by Megan Whalen Turner

Book three in the series, and I think I liked this one even more than book two, The Queen of Attolia. What takes a bit of getting used to is the perspective of this one – it’s not Eugenides telling the story, but one of the Queen’s guards. This ends up being a fun way to both get outsiders’ perspectives on the new King, but also to keep the reader guessing on what exactly Eugenides is doing. Surely he’s not the idiot he appears to be?

As mentioned in the review of book two, please don’t read these out of order. It makes such a difference to the story to have details revealed as the story unfolds. It’d also be harder to fully appreciate the current tale without knowing what all has taken place to get the characters to where now are.

Publisher’s Description:
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. Attolia’s barons seethe with resentment, the Mede emperor is returning to the attack, and the king is surrounded by the subtle and dangerous intrigue of the Attolian court.

When a naive young guard expresses his contempt for the king in no uncertain terms, he is dragged by Eugenides into the center of the political maelstrom. Like the king, he cannot escape the difficulties he makes for himself. Poor Costis knows he is the victim of the king’s caprice, but he discovers a reluctant sympathy for Eugenides as he watches the newly crowned king struggle against his fate.

Fans of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief and The Queen of Attolia will recognize Megan Whalen Turner’s signature plot twists and turns in the third exquisitely crafted tale about Eugenides.

Book Details

Title: The King of AttoliaThe King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

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  1. I’m happy to see that you are still enjoying this series. 🙂

    • I’m forcing myself to wait a bit to read the fourth one, as a way to extend the enjoyment of the overall series. 🙂


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