A Conspiracy of Kings (Hardcover)

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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 Badventure that will change all of their lives forever.

Praise For…

Praise for The Thief:Newbery Honor Book“This is an uplifting book, a literary journey that enhances both its characters and readers before it is over.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

Praise for The Queen of Attolia: “The intense read is thoroughly involving and wholly satisfying on all fronts.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“Turner’s storytelling is so sure that readers will want to go along with her—and discover whatever it is that Eugenides will do next.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Readers will be spellbound.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for The King of Attolia: “Turner has outdone herself here: The King of Attolia is one of the most fascinating and original children’s fantasies to appear in years.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“Eugenides, the former Thief of Eddis, is back and just as clever as ever.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“A winner.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Megan Whalen Turner is one of my all-time favorite writers. A Conspiracy of Kings is impossible to put down.”
-Holly Black, author of the Modern Faerie Tales Series

“The world Turner creates is so tangible that not only do I believe in its characters, I almost believe in its gods.”
-Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling

“A Conspiracy of Kings brings the sweetest, sharpest kind of reading pleasure. Megan Whalen Turner’s books are pure joy.”
-Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me

“Romance, intrigue, mystery, surprises, and sheer beautiful writing make this a worthy successor to the previous volumes.”
-Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments Series

“Turner’s knotting of plots and counterplots, battle tactics, diplomatic skullduggery, and the tensions of state business and personal desire is masterful…having finished the book, one just wants to open it up and read it again.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“Turner’s plotting remains deft, and the subtlety with which she balances her characters’ inner and outer worlds will delight both series newcomers and fans, who will be waiting to grab this stand-out, stand-alone adventure, filled with all the expected intrigue and political machinations, from the shelves.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Turner’s imagined world [is] a realm in which her founding mythology is as impressive as her descriptions of the land itself.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A well-constructed and intricate tale of action, adventure, and assuming the mantle of leadership.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Elegant and sure-footed.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

-Horn Book (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061870934
ISBN-10: 0061870935
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2010
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Thief of Eddis (Hardcover)