December 26, 2008

building safety nets under my feet

Posted in books tagged , at 4:53 pm by placeinthestars

I have been completely enthralled and engrossed in Megan Whalen Turner’s Eugenides trilogy: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia.

I bought them for my niece for Christmas a couple of years ago, on the recommendation of…someone, and a more recent post on the subject reminded me of them, and so on Christmas Eve, while waiting to open gifts, I started reading. And basically didn’t stop, except for when people were here or I had to go be elsewhere (which was a lot, or I’d have been done sooner. sigh).

I highly recommend these books – they are a lot of fun. If you know me at all, you know I really liked the pseudo-Greek-ness of them, and also the roguish thief angle, but they also include such awesome characters as the Queen of Eddis – who is very awesome – and the Queen of Attolia, who is very awesome and also one scary lady.

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