The Queen of Attolia (Paperback)
|Author: Megan Whalen Turner|
|Forsaken by the gods and left to his own devices, Eugenides, Royal Thief of Eddis, summons all his wit and wiles in an attempt to conquer the rival Queen of Attolia. Reissue. *Author: Turner, Megan Whalen *Publication Date: 2006/02/01 *Number of Pages: 362 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.50|
From the Publisher:
When his small mountains country goes to war with the powerful nation of Attolia, Eugenides the thief is faced with his greatest challenge. He must steal a man, he must steal a queen, and he must steal peace.
But his greatest triumph-as well as his greatest loss-can only come if he succeeds in capturing something the Queen of Attolia may have sacrificed long ago.
This sequel to the Newbery Honor Book THE THIEF, is considerably darker in tone and more emotionally complex than the previous fantasy. Eugenides, a nobleman who serves as the official Thief to the Queen of Eddis, is captured by the Queen of Attolia. Angered by Eugenides's theft of Hamiathes's Gift, a sacred relic, as well as his constant sneaking in and out of her palace, she has his right hand cut off. This brutal act sparks off a war between Attolia and Eddis, and soon the neighboring country of Sounis is involved as well. Meanwhile, the emissary of the powerful Mede Empire bides his time in Attolia's court, hoping to take advantage of the situation. Eugenides must somehow find a way to deal with his mutilation and bring a successful conclusion to the conflict...as well as confront the deeply confusing feelings he has regarding the Queen of Attolia.