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The Thief of Eddis, Eugenides, has married the Queen of Attolia. However, his marriage is accompanied with the crown of a King. Eugenides faces the ridicule and machinations of an Attolian court hostile to its unwanted and reluctant King. Court intrigues notwithstanding, there are also the Medes who threaten to bring war to Attolia as everyone watches for Eugenides' next move. Attolia's neighbors, Sounis and Eddis must also be watched and it looks like Eugenides' and Attolia's time will soon run out.

A naive young guard named Costi is inadvertently caught up in this political maelstrom when he punches his new King out of indignant loyalty to his Queen. Pardoned, Costi finds his fate at the mercy of the King who sets Costi dancing a tune of Eugenides' making. But Costi's resentment is somehow intermingled with growing respect and sympathy for the beleaguered ex-Thief. Costi watches as the Queen wait for Eugenides' decision on whether he will be King or not.
The review of this Book prepared by Eugenia Huang








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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