A Conspiracy Of Kings by Megan Whalen TurnerA Conspiracy Of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

A Conspiracy Of Kings

byMegan Whalen Turner

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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Discover the world of the Queen’s Thief

New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner’s entrancing and award-winning Queen’s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. The New York Times bestseller A Conspiracy of Kings won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin.

After an attempted assassination and kidnapping, Sophos, heir to the throne of Sounis, disappears. Those who care for him—including the thief Eugenides and the Queen of Eddis—are left to wonder if he is alive and if they will ever see him again. The Queen’s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans and have been honored with glowing reviews, “best of” citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, and Thick as Thieves, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen’s Thief.

This edition of A Conspiracy of Kings includes a conversation between bestselling author Leigh Bardugo and Megan Whalen Turner, an introduction to the characters from the world of the Queen’s Thief, a map of the world of the Queen’s Thief, and an exclusive teaser to Thick as Thieves.

Winner of the LA Times Book Award

A New York Times Bestseller

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

A School Library Journal Best Book

“The Queen’s Thief books awe and inspire me. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The plot-craft is peerless, the revelations stunning, and the characters flawed, cunning, heartbreaking, exceptional. Megan Whalen Turner’s books have a permanent spot on my favorites shelf, with space waiting for more books to come.”—Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone novels and Strange the Dreamer

"Unforgettable characters, plot twists that will make your head spin, a world rendered in elegant detail—you will fall in love with every page of these stories. Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again."—Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

“Megan Whalen Turner is one of my all-time favorite writers . . . impossible to put down.”—Holly Black, award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of the Modern Faerie Tale series and The Darkest Part of the Forest

“Romance, intrigue, mystery, surprises, and sheer beautiful writing.”—Cassandra Clare, award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments and Lady Midnight

“The world Turner creates is so tangible that not only do I believe in its characters, I almost believe in its gods.”—Kristin Cashore, award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of the Graceling Realm series

A Conspiracy of Kings brings the sweetest, sharpest kind of reading pleasure. Megan Whalen Turner’s books are pure joy.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger

Megan Whalen Turner is thebestselling and award-winning author of four novels set in the world of theQueen’s Thief. She has been awarded a Newbery Honor and a Horn Book-BostonGlobe Honor and won the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. She haswon the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature and was a finalistfor th...
Title:A Conspiracy Of KingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062642995

ISBN - 13:9780062642998


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Addition to the Series While I can't say this book was my favourite as I enjoyed the earlier ones more in the series that had more of Gen, it was still a really good book. In the end we still get to see how Gen's plans worked out for him and how the strings were pulled.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not surprised Not surprised by how carefully plotted it was! It's another book in the Attolian series so of course I expected it to be good. It didn't top King of Attolia for me but it's a good book in of itself. Love the new cast of characters and seeing Gen through the eyes of other characters.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An awesome YA series I knew this would be good but after reading King of Attolia, I knew this would fall short as a sequel. It still stands as a VERY good read but KoA will probably be my favourite in this series.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Gorgeous World I've picked this book up twice before I actually finished it and dropped it both times before. If you've read my review of the three previous books in this series, The Thief and The Queen of Attolia you'll know that it was quite a journey for me to begin to understand Eugenides and get used to him, and then in the King of Attolia, the person who was telling the story changed. At least in book three, the story was still about Eugenides (Gen) but with A Conspiracy of Kings, we're told the story of a boy we met all the way back in The Thief, and I honestly wasn't ready for it. This was obviously, my very long way of saying that this series managed to throw me, yet again, with a change in the basic "WHO IS TELLING THE STORY" Even within the book, the first part is told from Sophos' 1st POV and the latter half in 3rd person. Talk about confusing. Even if I treated this book like a standalone, I didn't like the character of Sophos. He seemed like such a naive person even in the first book and it felt like his character was so vanilla throughout the course of the book. He sort of... bored me? Though is character made progress on what kind of a ruler he wanted to be, and what kind of a person he should be from the book in Book One, I struggled to connect with him on what was supposed to be a re-defining journey. Even though I didn't like Sophos, the one thing I've NEVER been able to fault this series with is it's BRILLIANT world building. Whether we've been in Eddis, Attolia or absolutely anywhere else, I could feel the places being described and the people in it come to life as if they were sitting right next to me. There is no doubt in my mind that the world, the customs, the tradition and the religion that are in these books are some of the best that have ever been created in YA Fantasy books - and I've read a LOT of them! Another things I really loved about this book was the Romance! I didn't think too much of it at first, as this series hasn't given the most importance to that particular aspect of books and life but there was just this minute when the ship in this book hit me and, well, I loved it. I'm not entirely sure if I will be picking up Thick as Thieves, but it has been a wonderful experience reading this series.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent Series This YA/Middle Grade fantasy series is heavy on the political intrigue, which is pretty refreshing given some of the other series out there.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE MWT Megan Whalen Turner never disappoints. Ever. Even when you're beginning to think that maybe she might, she turns up in a blaze of glory that has you grinning to the very end. This book diverges from Eugenides' story and focuses instead on Sophos becoming Sounis. He starts off complaining about tutors who would rather teach him swordplay than poetry, but he's quickly jerked out of his idealic life when his villa is ransacked and he's kidnapped and sold into slavery on one of his own baron's villas. He goes from that, to struggling king to be, to actual king, and it's really awesome. I don't know how I ever doubt. Turner has a gift for gritty realism and uncomfortable times where you doubt that your hero is any sort of hero at all, when you're saturated in frustration and angst at the helplessness of Eugenides or Sophos. But don't ever worry, because nearly every time, they come around with a massive twist that leaves you cheering. While I originally mourned the lack of Gen, Sophos became this powerful, decisive character that I absolutely loved. Not to mention, the romance between Eddis and Sounis was awesome. These books are just so gritty and realistic and tense and full of compromise and nuance and artistry and I seriously love all of them and I want more like, right this second.
Date published: 2016-12-17

Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating and beautifully crafted masterpiece.”