2 Jun 2010

New books

Its really ironic - right now I have more books to read than I could wish for, but no time to read them. I did manage to steal a few reads though - re read the Attolia series (The Thief, The Queen of Attolia and the King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner). These are really well written books. The protagonist - Eugenides named after the God of Thieves, can beat James Bond anytime. It's a page turner all right and I've just finished reading "A Conspiracy of Kings" - a continuation of  The Thief series but its about Sophos, the heir to the throne of Sounis. (Sounis, Eddis and Attolia are three neighbouring countries in this fantasy book.) Sophos has been kidnapped and nobody knew what had happened to him in the third book - The King of Attolia. In this book,  A Conspiracy of KIngs, Sophos tells the story of his abduction himself. Like Gen, Sophos is very real - he is by turns squeamish, frightened, brave, courageous and often very unsure of himself. But as the plot develops we see him grow and change - from the quiet, poetry loving boy to a king who would protect his country at whatever cost. For those who love intrigue and a bit of fantasy thrown in, this is a really great read. Not as exciting and suspenseful as The King of Attolia though, which I'd give a 5! But to really understand the story, one would have to read all 3 books.

I have a Nora Roberts waiting (The Black Hills) and JUlia Quinn's latest book -10Things I love About You.
But also waiting for me are 16 project papers, 16 book reports and an examination question to set. So ... sigh...


naida said...

Enjoy your new books Kat! The God of Thieves sounds fierce :) I always tend to have too many books, with not enough time to read them.

wow, good luck with all those papers.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Those books sound GREAT!!! Beautiful post. Loooove your new header photo too!!!

Hugs, JJ

The Chair Speaks said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. We all seem not to have enough time always. May I suggest that you give yourself a quiet time each day say half an hour and read those books. :)

Kat said...

To "The Chair" - thanks for reading my blog too! I love your stories, especially about your cats. I have 5 cats and they all have their own special quirks too!
Naida - thanks too - yes I did manage to finish those papers! Now I can have a great time reading my books.
JJ - thanks my dear.