Rochelle’s #CBR5 Review #14: The Queen of Attolia (book 2) by Megan Whalen Turner

Queen of Attolia

“There are a lot of things a person with two hands couldn’t steal,” Eddis said.
“If it’s impossible to steal them with two hands, it’s no more impossible to steal them with one. Steal peace, Eugenides. Steal me some time.”

Eugenides, the thief of Eddis, is not where he’s supposed to be.  He has been haunting the Queen of Attolia, and pays a horrible price for his transgression.  Three interdependent kingdoms, Attolia, Eddis and Sounis are at war with each other while trying to maintain their independence from a greedy empire.

I loved the preceding book, The Thief, because it was an adventure that relied more on character than on swords (or guns).   The Queen of Attolia maintains it’s focus on character, but has more adventure.  The Thief was told entirely from Gen’s point of view.  The Queen of Attolia moves between characters.  The story telling remains tight and suspenseful.   I fell totally in love with this book, and so I find it hard to describe with out spoiling the whole story.

I read The Queen of Attolia in just a few hours, forsaking all other productivity.  I’m going to wait a few days before I buy the next book.