History Literature / TheQueensThief

9th Jan '16 3:07:02 PM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleThief: Among the things Eugenides steals: peace, a [[spoiler:queen]], and ''[[spoiler:three entire countries]]''.

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* ImpossibleThief: Among the things Eugenides steals: peace, has stolen a [[spoiler:queen]], queen, the king's seal, and ''[[spoiler:three entire countries]]''.a country. He was only caught once, when he was trying to get arrested. There is ''nothing'' he can't steal, except, it is said, himself out of a prison.


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* IntangibleTheft: Eugenides has stolen time, peace, and a mythical object.
20th Aug '15 12:42:53 PM amaXdear
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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Gen's hair is long enough to braid in ''The Thief'', but gets cut early in ''The Queen of Attolia'' and remains short thereafter.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Gen's hair is long enough to braid in ''The Thief'', but gets cut early in ''The Queen of Attolia'' and remains short thereafter. After all, he mentions that the reason he keeps his hair long is because a braid provides HairyHammerspace, [[spoiler: and he can't braid his own hair with only one hand]].
20th Aug '15 9:53:53 AM amaXdear
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** The trope is explicitly addressed in the second book, when the Medean ambassador attempts to seize control in her court; in the process, he executes one of his allies for petty reasons. Attolia thanks him for showing her barons that "if [she] is a dangerous ruler to cross, [he is] a dangerous one to serve."
26th Apr '15 2:15:47 PM Vios
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* HeirInLaw: The Queen of Attolia was a minor princess whose fiancé plotted to take the throne by killing her brother, the heir. Once that was done, the fiancé would seize power through her, except that he and his father[[TooDumbToLive discussed these plans around her openly]], so she poisoned him at their wedding and took the throne herself. However, because Attolia is pretty sexist, the country remained unstable so long as her barons thought they could marry her and seize power themselves, forcing her to enact a brutal regime [[spoiler:until she married Eugenides, who puts in enough kinging that she can maintain her rule without a problem]].
20th Apr '15 8:30:47 AM eowynjedi
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: In ''King of Attolia'', Gen accuses Sejanus of poisoning his medicine. [[spoiler:Gen put the poison in there himself and didn't take it, since the symptoms--screaming nightmares--happen anyway. Sejanus still takes the credit for it because he ''did'' arrange for the garden assassination attempt. But there's a twist: Gen accuses Sejanus' brother Erondites the Younger, since his goal is to destroy the house of Erondites entirely.]]
7th Apr '15 5:47:11 PM Faebee
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* SingleTargetSexuality: Eugenides has been in love with [[spoiler:Irene]] since childhood and has, at least according to Eddis/Helen, never shown interest in any other woman.
8th Oct '14 11:22:25 AM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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The four books currently publishd are, in order:

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The four books currently publishd published are, in order:
8th Oct '14 11:22:12 AM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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The first book is ''The Thief''. It is followed by ''The Queen of Attolia'', ''The King of Attolia'', and ''A Conspiracy of Kings''. A [[WordOfGod fifth book and sixth book]] have been confirmed but not yet given a title.

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The first book is four books currently publishd are, in order:
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''The Thief''. It is followed by Thief''
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''The Queen of Attolia'', Attolia''
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''The King of Attolia'', and Attolia''
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''A Conspiracy of Kings''. Kings''

A [[WordOfGod fifth book and sixth book]] book [[WordOfGod have been confirmed confirmed]] but not yet given a title.title.

There are also three [[BonusMaterial short stories]] in the same universe:
* “Thief!”, a prequel featuring Eugenides as a young boy, which can be found [[http://meganwhalenturner.org/DisneyAdventureThief.html online at the author’s website.]]
* “Eddis”, a prequel featuring the eponymous queen as a young girl, and published in the extras section of the paperback edition of the third book.
* “Destruction”, set just after the events of ''The Thief'' and published in the extras of the paperback edition of the fourth book.
5th Jul '14 9:29:15 AM Hedgebird
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** The ring Gen picks up in Aracthus's temple is identical to the one handed down in Sutcliff's "Dolphin Ring" books, beginning with ''Literature/TheEagleOfTheNinth''.

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** The ring Gen picks up in Aracthus's temple is identical to the one handed down in Sutcliff's "Dolphin Ring" books, beginning with ''Literature/TheEagleOfTheNinth''.[[Literature/TheDolphinRing Dolphin Ring]] series.
29th Jun '14 4:46:54 AM Hedgebird
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* NecessaryFail: When Eugenides in a rage demands that the gods explain [[spoiler:why they betrayed his movements to Attolia, the goddess points out that had he not lost his hand, he would not now be marrying Attolia]].


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** Costis's "two inches in the right place" refers to Sutcliff's ''Literature/FrontierWolf'' or ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheHorseLord'', if not to the Roman source, Vegetius's ''De rei militari''.
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