Discussion Post: A Conspiracy of Kings (Queen’s Thief #4) by Megan Whalen Turner

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

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, and magus — and Eddis — Sophos sets out on an adventure that will change all of their lives forever.

Week 1: chapters 1-5

Week 2: chapters 6-10

Week 3: chapters 11-15

Week 4: chapters 16-20

Week 5: chapters 21-22 & ALL THE BOOKS & speculation on the fifth book (and sixth and seventh, if we are so lucky)

4 responses to “Discussion Post: A Conspiracy of Kings (Queen’s Thief #4) by Megan Whalen Turner

  1. All right! Final book (so far!) I love Sophos in this first part of the book – but it’s so dark and despairing. Was anyone else desperate to know about Sophos’s mother and sisters?

    • I’m hoping for lots more of them in the next book, or in the one after that, especially those mischievous little sisters.

    • I didn’t expect Sophos’ life to take so many dark turns either! I was really worried about his mother and sisters when news about them disappeared. I agree with Janet – I would love to see more of the sisters’ pov.

  2. Also, I would love to get more of the Persian inspired POV on the wars in this universe too. Even though Attolia and Gen aren’t the central characters in this one, you can still feel how much power & presence they have (even when they move into the background of the series) which is such subtle & well-crafted writing that I can’t help but admire. Despite the long wait between books, I like the speculative mystery around where the story will go next & whose pov it will shift to next. I’ve come to enjoy the unexpected path this series can take while still keeping its hold on its strong characterisation and intricate politics.

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