Speaking of breath-taking fantasy… (Be sure to read the pieces on Nora Roberts & Milla Vane/Meljean Brook too!)
I was a bit of a late-comer to this series, since at least five people had told me it was one of their all-time favorites before I finally picked it up (3 years ago?).
I’ve read all but the last of the five books, but the original trilogy is among the best I’ve ever read. I recently noticed that a sixth (and final?) book comes out in early October – THE RETURN OF THE THIEF. It’s described this way:
“The thrilling, twenty-years-in-the-making conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner.“
Eugenides, one of the most interesting characters ever in fiction (along with his queen), is the star of the book again, and I can’t wait.
If you haven’t read this series yet, there’s still time to get to all of them before the last title comes out. There are lots of great books, and I’m recommending a lot of books this month, but this series is a real keeper! Exquisite, sly writing and out-of-this-world characters, plus a touch of magic. Twists and turns you’re not expecting and sometimes make you gasp. Seriously, a not-to-be-missed series.
This is the write-up for the book 1, THE THIEF:
New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner’s entrancing and award-winning Queen’s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics. This first book in series introduces one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. The Queen’s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin.
Eugenides, the queen’s thief, can steal anything—or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king’s magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he’s in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own. The Queen’s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, “best of” citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.
Find the books:
The Queen’s Thief series @Amazon
RETURN OF THE THIEF (Book 6)
The thrilling, twenty-years-in-the-making conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner.
This beloved and award-winning series began with the acclaimed novel The Thief. It and four more stand-alone volumes bring to life a world of epics, myths, and legends, and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Now more powerful and cunning than ever before, Eugenides must navigate a perilous future in this sweeping conclusion. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and Sarah J. Maas.
Neither accepted nor beloved, Eugenides is the uneasy linchpin of a truce on the Lesser Peninsula, where he has risen to be high king of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis. As the treacherous Baron Erondites schemes anew and a prophecy appears to foretell the death of the king, the ruthless Mede empire prepares to strike.
The New York Times–bestselling Queen’s Thief novels are rich with political machinations, divine intervention, dangerous journeys, battles lost and won, power, passion, and deception. Features a cast list of the characters in the Queen’s Thief novels, as well as two maps—a map of the world of the Queen’s Thief, and a map exclusive to this edition.
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