A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4)
Sophos, under the guidance of yet another tutor, practices his swordplay and strategizes escape scenarios should his father's villa come under attack. How would he save his mother? His sisters? Himself? Could he reach the horses in time? Where would he go? But nothing prepares him for the day... show more
Sophos, under the guidance of yet another tutor, practices his swordplay and strategizes escape scenarios should his father's villa come under attack. How would he save his mother? His sisters? Himself? Could he reach the horses in time? Where would he go? But nothing prepares him for the day armed men, silent as thieves, swarm the villa courtyard ready to kill, to capture, to kidnap. Sophos, the heir to the throne of Sounis, disappears without a trace.In Attolia, Eugenides, the new and unlikely king, has never stopped wondering what happened to Sophos. Nor has the Queen of Eddis. They send spies. They pay informants. They appeal to the gods. But as time goes by, it becomes less and less certain that they will ever see their friend alive again.Across the small peninsula battles are fought, bribes are offered, and conspiracies are set in motion. Darkening the horizon, the Mede Empire threatens, always, from across the sea. And Sophos, anonymous and alone, bides his time. Sophos, drawing on his memories of Gen, Pol, the magus—and Eddis—sets out on an Badventure that will change all of their lives forever.
Publish date: March 23rd 2010
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Queen's Thief (#4)
I legit thought the whole book was the events of the first third of the book. I have no idea how I managed to forget so much of this story. But that was great for the reread because it was like reading it for the first time. The ending does make me mad that Thick as Thieves is a standalone story. ...
You must know this first. I am smitten. The Queen's Thief is why I read. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Will someone please explain why I haven't heard of Megan Whalen Turner or The Queen's Thief before? What else has the world been hiding from me that I should already know about? Tell me you haven't ...
Maybe a bit spoilerish: I wasn’t ready for this book, maybe a bit of a reading slump unfortunately. I had thought this would be the perfect way to get back into good reading since I loved the King of Attolia. But maybe I was hoping for more Gen or even Attolia, but Sounis was not that great of a p...
The third book was better. I think one of the best things about this series is each book as a different narrator. The first three books mainly dealt with Gen. In this book he was barely in it and the scenes he was present he was aloof and didn't actually say much. From the reports that Sophos was ...
I've had this book on my "to read" list for awhile, but just never seemed to get around to it. It came up on sale for the kindle for $1.99 and I could no longer resist. It is fantastic. I was engrossed from the beginning even though I thought I knew how it would turn out. I did figure out a few ...