History Literature / TheQueensThief

6th Feb '18 1:02:39 PM Xtifr
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* TheKingdom: Three kingdoms: Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis.
4th Feb '18 3:10:40 PM eowynjedi
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* IsThisThingStillOn: After Sophos' attempt to win the barons over with a RousingSpeech fails, Akretenesh walks up behind him and insults him and his country in a whisper, unaware that the amphitheater they're in was ''designed'' so that even whispers would carry to the highest seats.
17th Dec '17 5:36:08 AM Ciara25
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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Averted with the queen of Eddis, who though being not within the scope of traditional feminine beauty and having the bearing and gait of a man, and having been trained as a soldier, is noted by many to have a magnetic personality with a smile that would make men want to walk across hot coals and beg for another.

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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Averted with the queen of Eddis, who though being not within the scope of traditional feminine beauty and having the bearing and gait of a man, and having been trained as a soldier, is noted by many to have a magnetic personality with a smile that would make men want to walk across hot coals and beg for another. Sounis, while obviously wanting to take over her country by marrying her, also seems to 'want a smile for himself'.
6th Dec '17 12:19:19 PM kefkakrazy
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* BareHandedBladeBlock: Gen can do this, though it's a lot easier with wooden swords.

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* BareHandedBladeBlock: Gen can do this, pulls this off in a fight against a man who intended to kill him, though it's a lot easier with they were using wooden swords.practice swords in what was supposed to be a sparring session. When called out for having "cheated" in the spar by using a move impossible to perform with a live blade, though, Gen notes that he ''can,'' and shows the man the scar he picked up doing exactly that with the knife a previous assassin had used.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted, and then averted. The queen of Attolia is ethereally beautiful but a notoriously hard ruler known for exacting brutal punishments for sedition, while the queen of Eddis is, as her biggest supporter describes her "ugly and mannish", but quite kind. Ultimately averted via CharacterDevelopment.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted, and then averted. The queen of Attolia is ethereally beautiful but a notoriously hard ruler known for exacting brutal punishments for sedition, while the queen of Eddis is, as her biggest supporter describes her "ugly and mannish", but quite kind. Ultimately averted via CharacterDevelopment.CharacterDevelopment, as Gen's influence slowly softens Attolia.



* BodyguardingABadass: The Queen's Guard in ''The King of Attolia'' have no idea they're guarding arguably the greatest swordsman the Peninsula has seen in recent years.

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* BodyguardingABadass: The Queen's Guard in ''The King of Attolia'' have no idea they're guarding arguably the greatest swordsman the Peninsula has seen in recent years. Costis in particular is downright ''ashamed'' that he sparred for weeks with the man, was ''directly'' warned about flaws in his swordsmanship, and still failed to improve or learn from the experience.
5th Dec '17 7:05:49 AM kefkakrazy
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* SecretRelationship: Played with in ''King''. Eugenides and his queen hide the true romantic nature of their relationship for several months so that he can put in motion his plan to destroy the House of Erondites. In ''Conspiracy'', Sophos explains that Sounis exiled him to Letnos after discovering his correspondence with and marriage proposal to Eddis.

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* SecretRelationship: Played with in ''King''. Eugenides and his queen hide the true romantic nature of their relationship for several months so that he can put in motion his plan to destroy the House of Erondites.Erondites, with Costis clearly ''quite'' embarrassed that he'd never realized that Eugenides's talents meant that sleeping in separate bedrooms did not one bit preclude him from visiting his wife whenever he wanted in secret. In ''Conspiracy'', Sophos explains that Sounis exiled him to Letnos after discovering his correspondence with and marriage proposal to Eddis.



* TheStrategist: Attolia.
* StreetUrchin: Gen in the first book is disguised as one, but he's actually closer to being a prince.

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* TheStrategist: Attolia.
Of the main rulers, Attolia most of all, although Eddis gives her competition occasionally.
* StreetUrchin: Gen in the first book is disguised as one, but he's actually closer his constant claims that he came from a respectable family are true enough; it just happens to being a prince.be the Eddisian royal family.



** Attolia seems to go through one once every couple of generations.

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** Attolia seems to go through one once every couple of generations.generations, being littered with scheming barons.



* TantrumThrowing: Gen has a tendency to throw things when he's angry. His ink pots are frequent victims.

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* TantrumThrowing: Gen has a tendency to throw things when he's angry. His ink pots are frequent victims.victims, although he claims that ''Attolia'' has thrown such things at ''him'' on occasion as well.



* TranquilFury: The queen of Attolia.

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* TranquilFury: The queen of Attolia.Attolia is universally described as ''terrifying'' when she loses her temper, and a reputation for stacking up the body count on top of that. Eugenides gets in on it as well on the rare occasion when he's mad enough to stop throwing simple tantrums.
4th Sep '17 8:43:12 AM Peteman
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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Averted hard with the queen of Eddis, who though being not within the scope of traditional feminine beauty and having the bearing and gait of a man, and having been trained as a soldier, is noted by many to have a magnetic personality with a smile that would make men want to walk across hot coals and beg for another.

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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Averted hard with the queen of Eddis, who though being not within the scope of traditional feminine beauty and having the bearing and gait of a man, and having been trained as a soldier, is noted by many to have a magnetic personality with a smile that would make men want to walk across hot coals and beg for another.
30th Aug '17 3:33:33 PM flambeau
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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: In ''Queen of Attolia'', the Magus is the one to break the news to Eugenides that Eddis has been at war with Attolia for months without his knowledge. It's not that it was deliberately kept from him -- as Eddis points out all the signs were there, if he'd bothered to put two and two together -- but no one went out of their way to tell him either. Eugenides does not take the news well.
30th Aug '17 3:10:53 PM flambeau
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* {{Determinator}} - Eugenides most notably. Part of Sophos's character development involves growing into this.

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* {{Determinator}} - {{Determinator}}: Eugenides most notably. Part of Sophos's character development involves growing into this.



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** Eugenides and Nahuseresh. Both are scheming BadassBookworm ConsummateLiars and TheAce playing XanatosSpeedChess from opposite ends of the board, Nahuseresh seeks to marry the queen of Attolia to become king and bring the kingdom into the Mede Empire, while Eugenides seeks to become king of Attolia to marry the queen, because he's in love with her.

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** Eugenides and Nahuseresh. Both are scheming BadassBookworm ConsummateLiars [[ConsummateLiar Consummate Liars]] and TheAce playing XanatosSpeedChess from opposite ends of the board, Nahuseresh seeks to marry the queen of Attolia to become king and bring the kingdom into the Mede Empire, while Eugenides seeks to become king of Attolia to marry the queen, because he's in love with her.



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* {{Kuudere}}: Attolia.

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2nd Jul '17 4:50:54 PM foxley
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* MedicationTampering: In ''King of Attolia'', Eugenides' medicine is spiked with a dangerous hallucinogen that is used to induced oracular visions and can lead to death if misused--as well as screaming nightmares. [[spoiler:He put it there ''himself'' and didn't take it because he gets screaming nightmares anyway, and he needed to "expose" his chief attendant as a traitor without compromising his ability to secretly gather evidence for the way the attendant ''actually'' tried to murder him.]]
1st Jul '17 9:36:02 PM eowynjedi
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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The rulers of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis are ultimately trying to keep the peninsula from being overrun by Medea. It's not until four books in that they actually begin uniting their effort to do so instead of fighting against each other.
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