Fans of Megan Whalen Turner’s Thief series have been waiting for the fourth book of the series patiently. (Mostly.) It has been three and a half years since The King of Attolia was released. What happened to Sophos? What will happen with the Medes? Is Eddis going to give in to the pressure to wed Sounis in order to secure the stability of the region?
In late winter/early spring next year, readers will find out the answers to some (likely not all) of their questions. Or so says Amazon Canada. Amazon US doesn’t have any information, nor does Barnes&Noble or even HarperCollins, MWT’s publisher. Or MWT’s website (which, frankly, is not very user-friendly, IMO).
And from the 2009 HarperCollins Foreign Rights catalog at the Bologna Book Fair:
A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
Ages 10 and up, 400 pp, Pub 4/2010
Sophos, heir to the throne [of Sounis] has never wanted to be a prince, much less a king. He would rather continue his studies than learn swordplay or combat. But Sophos is his uncle’s only heir, so he has no choice — until he is kidnapped.
Sold into slavery, set to work building walls on the estate of one of his uncle’s enemies, Sophos could remain anonymous for the rest of his life. But his country would crumble under the mounting conspiracy, and Sophos realizes that he cannot abandon his people. So he fights back. Battling his way out of slavery, battling through the conspirators’ army, Sophos turns to the only person he knows will help him. His friend — Eugenides, former Thief of Eddis and now king of Attolia.
An exhilarating companion to Megan Whalen Turner’s lauded The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings is an action-packed, heart-stopping adventure. Finally, longime fans will discover what happened to Sophos while Eugenides was winning his throne and the queen of Attolia’s heart. Old and new fans alike will be left breathless by the battles of sword and wit that the two friends mount against the traitors, in which nothing is what it seems. Sophos, the shy, dreamy scholar, is no longer someone to be disdained or overlooked. He is a force to be reckoned with. He is a king.
Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the three previous books in the Attolia sequence, Newbery Honor book The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and ALA Notable The King of Attolia. She has also written a collection of short stories called Instead of Three Wishes.
Courtesy of the sounis community.