Discussion Post: The King of Attolia (Queen’s Thief #3) by Megan Whalen Turner

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

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.

The he drags a naive young guard into the centre 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 face, 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.

So the back kind of tells too much, but then, if you’ve read the series in order (instead of starting with the third book because the library didn’t have the first two, as I did), there isn’t anything terribly surprising in what is revealed.

Also, Costis! Naive, wonderful Costis.

Remember to warn of anything spoiler-y, etc.

Week 1: chapters 1-3

Week 2: chapters 4-6

Week 3: chapters 7-9

Week 4: chapters 10-14

Or, more realistically, read it all in one week and then read it all again in time for the last week’s discussions 🙂

Discussion Post: The Singing (Books of Pellinor #4) by Alison Croggon

Discussion Post: The Singing (Books of Pellinor #4) by Alison Croggon

Hardcover, 470 pages Published February 24th 2009 by Candlewick Press Source: Purchased In an increasingly battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately search for one another as they make their separate journeys. The Black Army is advancing north, and even as Maerad faces a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail, all of the […]

On My Favourite Types Of Monster Girls

On My Favourite Types Of Monster Girls

As you may have noticed from this month’s introduction post, I am a fan of the month’s theme. I like female characters and lately, I like them monstrous. But, of course, it’s a bit more complicated than that. As Nafiza’s recent post “Monstrous Queens: The Vagaries of Power” notes, monstrosity in women and girls has […]

Reading as a Social Activity

It is a truth universally known that reading is a solitary endeavour… unless you happen to have a smart phone and like-minded bookish friends. Today’s post will be an attempt to examine with some hilarity and irreverence the ways in which reading has changed as an activity. And I might continue talking/writing like this because […]