Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: September 22, 2009
“Better trust in the moon’s promises than in the word of the Thief of Eddis.”
When Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes’s Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost more than a mythical relic. She lost face. Everyone knew that Eugenides had outwitted and escaped her. To restore her reputation and reassert her power, the Queen of Attolia will go to any length and accept any help that is offered…she will risk her country to execute the perfect revenge.
Eugenides can steal anything. And he taunts the Queen of Attolia, moving through her strongholds seemingly at will. So Attolia waits, secure in the knowledge that the Thief will slip, that he will haunt her palace one too many times.
…at what price?
When Eugenides finds his small mountain country at war with Attolia, he must steal a man, he must steal a queen, he must steal peace. But his greatest triumph, and his greatest loss comes in capturing something that the Queen of Attolia thought she had sacrificed long ago…
I love this book! This is honestly the best second book that I’ve ever read. I’m a little hesitant to continue this series at first because of the first book that I didn’t know what to expect and what’s going on. Hence, in this book, the world has been explored more and the role of the thief. He is a threat to the other kingdoms because he can steal anything and the first book supports that statement. Given that the Hamiathe’s Gift was a mythological item, some thinks that it is impossible to find.
The events that happened in this book was exciting compared to that of the first book. Unlike the first, which is too slow for my liking, this book is just the right amount of fast and slow. I read this book and I just realized that I’m almost done.
The characters’ role have been explained well in this book which helps the readers to understand the book. The plot is so good! It’s a mix of political tactics and conspiracy and a little bit of romance. And that romance was so unexpected. I never saw that coming! And I really ship those two and I don’t even realize that I’m shipping them. The ending is so satisfying! And I can’t wait to read the third book.
4.5 out of 5 stars. I’m still confused about the role of the gods and goddesses in this series. Especially in the first book which is full of stories about their gods and goddesses. However, I think they’re a foundation for some events in the plot but I still can’t figure it out. Highly recommending this book.