I WAS going to do a shopping post, buy my Internet is so undelightfully slow right now, it's not feasible. SO, here's a book review! One more after this and I will move on to the Top 100 Children's Books.
Attolia (Book 3 in The Queen's Thief Series)
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Genre: Juvenile/Young adult Fantasy Fiction
The Recipe: The King of Attolia continues the saga of Eugenides, but this time from the point of view of an outsider named Costis. As Eugenides takes the throne of the nation of Attolia, the people and, even the king's servants and soldiers, form the opinion that Eugenides is an ignorant, wimpy puppet. Amidst mean-spirited pranks against the king, some are developing a conspiracy-and unknowingly creating an opportunity for Eugenides to prove whether or not he is the king Attolia needs.
The Frosting and the Sprinkles: As I've mentioned in the last two reviews, I love this series, Turner's humorous writing, and all the characters. The King of Attolia continues the saga with more exciting plot twists and interesting character development.
Some readers have expressed dislike for the story being told from an outsider's point of view, but I think it is completely necessary for this story and the plot. No, we cannot see Eugenide's thoughts as in the other books, but we're supposed to be seeing it from the point of view of the people of Attolia. We're supposed to be wondering if Eugenides will prove himself kingly or not.
The Hair That Fell Into the Batter: Nothing really, though I do like the first two books in the series better. This one contained a little too much political commentary on the three fictional nations.
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