Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner: Reviewed by Carl G.

Before you read this review, you should know that this is volume three of the series, so read the first two books first before you read my review. As you know, if you've read the first two books, Eugenides is now surprisingly the King of Attolia. And that's what this book revolves around. When becoming King, many people thought that Eugenides stole the the throne, and they were not loyal to him. This means that Eugenides has to be on the lookout for assassins and even pranks. And with the Mede Empire approaching, Eugenides and his Queen know that they must fix and unite their country in order for them to have a chance of defending themselves. Unlike the other two books, the story doesn't only focus on Eugenides. One of his guards also steps into the spotlight. This book is also written not from the first person perspective, like the first book, but from the third person perspective like the second book. I did enjoy this book. I think that one of the reasons is because there are many twists in the story, that you really don't expect. These twists are what kept me reading. Another reason why I enjoy this book is because of the suspense. As I've said earlier, Eugenides has to watch out for assassins. While you are reading, every moment you're waiting for an assassin, or some type of danger. It's like the Jaws music is playing the whole book. This is a very interesting and suspenseful book in which I highly recommend.

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