The Queen of Attolia Book Summary and Study Guide

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Eugenides is a master thief, but a trap is closing in on him. He doesn't manage to escape and the Queen of Attolia captures him. Eugenides is the cousin of the Queen of Eddis, and he ususally steal information for her. Attolia decides that she will enforce the traditional punishment for thieves and cuts off one of Eugenides hands because she wants to send a message to the Queen of Eddis.    Eugenides is barely alive when he gets home. Slowly the doctor manages to heal him, but Eugenides is very depressed, and he becomes reclusive. He begins to practice using his left hand, but he becomes dependent on lithium to sleep at night. Even his family doesn't know how to treat him anymore. Then he learns that Eddis will be at war with Attolia, and the neighboring country of Sounis. If Sounis and Attolia unite, Eddis will be overrun very quickly. Eugenides realizes that if he does not help, his queen, and his country will be lost. So he puts a plan into action. He and a small band of men steal the Ambassador of Sounis and destroy almost the entire Sounis navy. He plants evidence to make it look like Attolia was responsible, so that they will not join forces against Eddis. The next part of Eugenides' plan will take him back in the realm of Attolia, and he will end up coming face to face with the queen of Attolia again.
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The review of this Book prepared by Michelle

Eugenides, the Queen's Thief of Eddis is caught in the palace of Attolia, a neighboring country with a cruel monarch who cuts off the thief's right hand in revenge, sparking a war. The Median Empire sees an opportunity to gain more land, and allies itself with the Attolians, waiting for the moment they could sieze both Attolia and Eddis. Desperately, Eugenides and his country battle Attolian and Median soldiers, all the while formulating a plan to unite Eddis and Attolia forever and to kick the Medians out.
The review of this Book prepared by Liba

Eugenides, the Royal Thief of Eddis is on a mission fron his queen to collect information about their countries enemies. While on mission in neighbouring Attolia, he is captured by the young and beautiful Queen of Attolia, and has his hand cut off as punishment. After he is left to rot in jail of a few weeks, he is sent back to his queen as a warning. He suffers through his feelings of lost and isolates himself, not knowing that a war has started is his name. Throughout the rest of the book, Gen must overcome his personal sense of loss in order to save his country; in a way that the reader could never guess!
The review of this Book prepared by Caroline

Eugenidies comes back to Attolia to steal information one to many times and is captured by the vicious queen of Attolia also known as Irene and has his right hand cut off. Being a thief Eugenidides believes he can no longer steal but he is finally convinced that the most important necessity for a thief is his mind. Eugenidies decides he must first steal the king of Sounis's Magus for his queen Eddis also know as Helena. Then for his own pleasure he steals Attolia and propses marriage. Only the power of the Medes can stop the perfect ending.
The review of this Book prepared by Swanny

When Gen is discovered in Attolia's palace she cuts his hand off and sends him back to Eddis where he eventually stops feeling sorry for himself and tries to overcome the odds of having only one hand. But Gen has grown up and he soon begins to feel things that he has never felt before...
The review of this Book prepared by Kelley

Attolia catches Gen while he is on a mission from his Queen in her palace and cuts off his hand, starting a war between Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis, with the Medes stepping in to try to gain power for themselves. With his country and his life at stake, Gen embarks on a plan to try to save the three countries and drive the Medes off the island.
The review of this Book prepared by sonia

Gen is back. This time, he's stealing from the Queen of Attolia, but she gets revenge - she cuts off his hand, and he's a great thief no longer. Gen mourns, but his mutilation causes political ramifications all over the island; eventually, Eddis needs him to steal again. This time, though, she needs him to steal peace, or to steal her enough time to make peace. And in the process of doing the impossible, Gen will find out just what he's meant to do with the rest of his life.
The review of this Book prepared by Ivy

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times 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 How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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