Better to trust in the moon’s promises than in the word of the Thief of Eddis. He was famous in three countries for his lies.
In a Nutshell: Three Kingdoms (Eddis, Attolia and Sounis) are still in a struggle for power. Each one wanted to conquer the other, and each one willing to play dirty, just to get what they want. The Thief of Eddis, cunning as he is, was caught in the trap set by the Queen of Attolia. This act set things in motion and war ensued.
Read this if… you enjoyed The Winner’s Trilogy. This has the Winner’s Trilogy feels – mythology, political conflict, with intelligent humor in all the right places and just a teeny tiny hint of romance. If you’ve read the first book in the series, The Thief, and was disappointed with it, better give this one a shot. Trust me, Megan Whalen Turner really redeemed herself in this one. Also, GIRL POWER.
I was totally surprised with this one. Not only the writing style, but the story itself, matured in a way. This was a big improvement from the first novel in the series, and I truly enjoyed how complex and broken the characters are. These multi-dimensional characters are interesting to read because they are unpredictable. And you just can’t help to love and admire these characters, even with their cruelty and imperfections. Like the first book, the pacing is still very slow, but you have to be patient. The ending is worth it.