The King of Attolia
By Megan Whalen Turner
Greenwillow Books, 2006. 387 pgs. Young Adult
Eugenides, formerly the Thief of Eddis, has married the queen of Attolia and thus become the king. However, most of Attolia seems upset with that--his attendants and servants constantly play tricks on him, the captain of the guard can't stand him, and there are even assassins out to get him. When Costis, one of the queen's guard, goes so far as to actually strike the king, he expects to be killed for his crime. However, the king makes him a member of the guard instead, and slowly, Costis comes to realize that there is a whole lot more to Eugenides than meets the eye.
Like the other books in this series, there are unexpected twists and turns. I had a little bit harder time with the narration in this one, since we spent much less time inside Eugenides' head and more in Costis', but still, I thoroughly enjoy the series.