Book : The Queen Of Attolia
Author : Megan Whalen Turner
Genre` : Fantasy
Published by:Collins Voyager
Cover : Nice
Ratings : 3/5
Rotting in the Attolian prison the Thief awaits his fate.For Eugenide has taunted the Queen of Attolia one time too many. And now he must pay.
The book opens with The Thief in the prison of a Mountain Kingdom Attolia and then takes the reader to deep ravines, steep cliff and treacherous rocks of the three kingdoms of EDDIS, ATTOLIA and SOUNIS .
These three along with others are constantly entangled in a tug of power and supremacy over land,water and trade routes. Amid this politico-geographical war The Thief is the most valued piece .... and its Eddis who has him.What misfortune befell him and howhis loyalties got shifted and why(if shifted at all) is the climax of the book.
The book is the second part of a trilogy - The Thief
The Queen Of Attolia
The King Of Attolia
Despite starting from the middle one I found the book interesting if not gripping.
The positive points are -
The author had finely carved her characters .. remote,strange yet, familiar.Being of fantasy genre`the customs, the titles and the settings are foreign yet,strangely enough, its the predictability of characters, to know how they feel and will emote,which made a connect and made me like the book !
I loved the romance.(Even if it was the faintest possible!!)
The rest, is just a prelude and interlude to the climax and my liking has more to do with the narration then the story.I really liked the way the author made the Thief fell in love...
The negative point is-
Its more of a narration of the events occurring, after the first and before the third part.So, don't have much to offer except the gloomy Thief and bleak situations he has to face due to loss of his hand.It lacks the thrill,adventure and witty remarks of the first book -'The Thief '
THE COVER- is nice with bright green and dark jade specially in the tiles of the prison. Its better then the others like the above a bit crude one with the Queen of Attolia with thief's prosthetic hook shaped hand accessory.
Read It.You might Like it for that a whiff of a romance...
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