Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.
So last week, I finished reading The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (review will be up this weekend!) and I couldn’t help but mutter, “Genius!” every time I think about that book. But now that I’m done with the three MWT books I have on hand, what do I do now?
Pine for the next one, of course. This is why I have another Want Books post. :D
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
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.
After the greatness that is the first three books in the series, how can I not want the fourth? That, and I have been wondering what happened to Sophos, anyway.
This book has been available since last year in local bookstores, but I am only wanting it now. I could buy it, I know, but I’m kind of iffy because it’s still in hardback, and my first three Queen’s Thief books are in paperback! I want my set to match! :( I think the paperback will be out this year, though — I think I can still wait.