|Plot Summary of King of Attolia|
The Thief of Eddis, Eugenides, has married the Queen of Attolia. However, his marriage is accompanied with the crown of a King. Eugenides faces the ridicule and machinations of an Attolian court hostile to its unwanted and reluctant King. Court intrigues notwithstanding, there are also the Medes who threaten to bring war to Attolia as everyone watches for Eugenides' next move. Attolia's neighbors, Sounis and Eddis must also be watched and it looks like Eugenides' and Attolia's time will soon run out.
A naive young guard named Costi is inadvertently caught up in this political maelstrom when he punches his new King out of indignant loyalty to his Queen. Pardoned, Costi finds his fate at the mercy of the King who sets Costi dancing a tune of Eugenides' making. But Costi's resentment is somehow intermingled with growing respect and sympathy for the beleaguered ex-Thief. Costi watches as the Queen wait for Eugenides' decision on whether he will be King or not.
This synopsis report prepared by Eugenia Huang
|Chapter Analysis of King of Attolia|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- general past
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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