Read for the Once Upon a Time VII Reading Challenge.
In a Mediterranean land that isn’t actually there, Eugenides, the Queen’s Thief of Eddis, finds his country at war with the neighboring kingdom of Attolia – and it’s because of him. The Queen of Attolia has punished him rather harshly, and his Queen cannot ignore the insult. It’s up to Gen to figure out a way forward that will save both the kingdoms, as a neighboring empire is looming threateningly over them both, eager to snap them up into their ever expanding empire.
I really like this world. It’s definitely based on Greece, but isn’t Greece. The gods are slightly different, but the flavor of the land remains. Gen is a really interesting character, and he has a very long road to tread in this story. All of the characters have to change, and I found myself not wanting to put the book down, so I could see what would happen next.