A Conspiracy of Kings

By Megan Whalen Turner
(Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061870958, 352pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover,

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Description

Sophos, heir to the throne of Sounis, has disappeared without a trace. Eugenides, the new and unlikely king of Attolia, has never stopped wondering what happened to his friend. Nor has the Queen of Eddis, who once offered Sophos her hand. 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.

Battles are fought, bribes are offered, and conspiracies are set in motion. Across the sea, a ruthless empire watches for even the slightest weakness. And Sophos, anonymous and alone, bides his time. Until, drawing on his memories of Gen, Pol, the magus—and Eddis—Sophos sets out on an adventure that will change all of their lives forever.




About the Author

Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief and its companions, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. She lives with her family in Ohio.




Praise For A Conspiracy of Kings

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)

“Unmissable.”
-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

“Masterful.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

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