Review – a conspiracy of kings

Title: A conspiracy of kings

Author: Megan Whalen Turner

Format: E-book

Publisher: Greenwillow books

Page count: 273

Release day: March 5th 2010

Series: The queen’s thief #4

Genre: YA fantasy

Rating: 3.5  stars

*See my review for book 1 here, book 2 here, and book 3 here!*

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

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.

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My thoughts:

Okay so as I mentioned in my review of King of Attolia I wasn’t planning on reviewing this book. But I loved the start of this book so much, that I started to write my thoughts down, and I like to share them 🙂

I think the main reason why I liked the start of this book so much is that it is written from a different perspective. And I think that is what this series needed, Sophos is in a different part of the world, and I like to see something different.

So I really liked the beginning, but I think I’m a bit over this world by now. After the ‘newer’ part in the beginning, it was back to normal, and I feel like the same stuff keep happening.

I think by now I can definitely conclude that this series is not really for me. It is not bad, but just mediocre, and I know there are books out there that I will enjoy more.

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