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Publisher's Summary

Discover and rediscover the world of the Queen's Thief, from the acclaimed series launch The Thief to the thrilling, 20-years-in-the-making conclusion, The Return of the Thief.

New York Times best-selling author Megan Whalen Turner's entrancing and award-winning Queen's Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. The New York Times best seller A Conspiracy of Kings won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin. 

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.  

©2010 Megan Whalen Turner (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"The Queen's Thief books awe and inspire me. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The plot-craft is peerless, the revelations stunning, and the characters flawed, cunning, heartbreaking, exceptional. Megan Whalen Turner's books have a permanent spot on my favorites shelf, with space waiting for more books to come." (Laini Taylor, New York Times best-selling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone novels and Strange the Dreamer)
" A Conspiracy of Kings brings the sweetest, sharpest kind of reading pleasure. Megan Whalen Turner's books are pure joy." (Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medalist and New York Times best-selling author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger)

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Steve West is incredible!

Steve west is incredibly talented! He brings the book and characters to life. I don't know that I would have finished this book, without a bit of skimming, if it hadn't been for Mr. West. I am glad I finished it.

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Right After an Author can't think of what else to

This is more of a spin off then really a part of the main story line. None of the major characters appear until the last couple chapters. The book lacked the flair of the others - it wasn't predictable but I never was really rooting anyone. It was more a very very long chase without a good feel at the end.

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A little slower but advances the story

I found this book slower going than the previous titles and more convoluted in terms of plot lines and resolution. I'm still puzzling over the disagreement between Eddis and Sounis in the last couple of chapters. With that said, however, I am confident that it all fits into the grand scheme of things and I am enjoying the consolidation of power under the Thief. On a technical note, I noticed several instances of the narration skipping several minutes of dialogue at three different junctures, which was frustrating.

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Mostly good but my least favorite of the series thus far.

This book fits in well with the rest of the series but too much war and strategy for my taste. It was a little hard to follow but maybe that's just because I'm not as interested in that aspect of the story. It is exceptional well tied together. As always I enjoy the intricacies of the relationships of the characters

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Not my favorite

I really like series, but I found this one a little hard to get in to. Especially on the heels of King of Attolia, which was so strong. Still a good listen. Really love Steve West. Just wish the end didn't have so many loose ends.

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CONTRIVED AND TEDIOUS

Using Eugenides' coolness towards Soffos for dramatic conflict feels contrived & manipulative. Skip this one.

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Hard to put down

Another great story in the Queens Thief series. I read all three books in one week and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I liked Steve West’s narrations as well.

Intrigue, kings and queens, love and war - a great combination.

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I love it

the queens thief collection is the best collection of young adults books to this day

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so so good!

so so good, Steve west is a wonderful narrator , and perfect choice for this series!!

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Well woven story

From a challenging start to a satisfying ending. The story twist and turns with intrigue and deception. I thoroughly enjoyed it.