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 adventure that will change all of their lives forever.
Sure I liked the book but I was also disappointed. Ok so book 3 was about someone else, but Gen was always there. While this one was about Sophos. The heir to Sounis who gen met in book 1. So it was not Gen's book at all, and yeah, not a fan of that fact. Might be the one I liked the least.
Anyway, Sophos is weak and likes poetry. Sophos is kidnapped, Sophos is a slave, Sophos matures. And then there is fighting. That is this book and every time we saw Gen, not much though, he felt like such a stranger. But the writing is still good and the book so too. And it makes me wonder that if she does write more books..who will have the POV in those books?
As it is now the book ends good and so..for now (there is always a for now). It could have been an end to the series. But who knows.
Honestly I haven't got much to say. I missed Gen cos he is so fun and weird. But at least I got to see Sophos and Eddis trying to find each other again.
Nice, but I'd like to see more
Series: The Queen's Thief
Genre: YA /fantasy
Published: 2010 by Grenwillow Books
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