Intrigue continues in the world of Eugenides but this time it centers on his friend, Sophos, nephew and heir of the king of Sounis. A teenager, Sophos does not hold ambition for a future in leadership and politics. He prefers the kingdom of poetry. But when he loses his family in an enemy invasion, his world view begins to shift.
Disguised as a slave to evade his enemies, Sophos begins to toughen up both physically and emotionally. These are the adventures he encounters on his rise to power. He faces the intrigues and plots of other ambitious politicians who seek to assert themselves over Sounis and Sophos must learn to manage, outwit and deny them all so his country will succeed.
Epic storytelling and carefully etched characters create a panoramic powerhouse.
978-0061870934 336 pages Ages 13 and up
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
"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. "----from the publisher *******