2 Jun 2010
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...