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* {{Kuudere}}: Attolia.

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* {{Kuudere}}: SugarAndIcePersonality: Attolia.


* ''Return of the Thief'' (coming March 2019)

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* ''Return of the Thief'' (coming March 2019)
(slated for release in 2020)


* 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.]]

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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 revealing how he learned how and why the way the attendant attendent ''actually'' tried to murder him.]]


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* PublicBathhouseScene: After defeating the entire royal guard in ''King of Attolia'', Eugenides is invited to their private bath by Teleus in recognition of their newly-won respect for him. The scene serves as the denoument of the book, with Eugenides finally explaining (and apologizing for) his [[ObfuscatingStupidity behavior]] over the course of the book, and Teleus' one joke.
-->'''Teleus:''' No matter, Your Majesty. [[IncrediblyLamePun You are revealed at last]].


* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Eugenides is the name of the god of thieves, and is also a family name in the Royal Thief line of Eddisian royal family.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Eugenides is the name of the god of thieves, and is also a family name in the Royal Thief line of Eddisian royal family. This lets Gen pretend to be merely '''an''' Eugenides in the first book, even though the magus knows that the Queen's Thief of Eddis is named Eugenides.


** In addition, ''do not'' buy ''The Queen of Attolia'' and ''The King of Attolia'' at the same time; not only does the back cover spoil the fact that Euginides becomes king of Attolia (which can be guessed by the GenreSavvy reader), but it also mentions that he is in love with the queen, who had absolutely zero redeeming qualities in the first book.

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** In addition, ''do not'' buy ''The Queen of Attolia'' and ''The King of Attolia'' at the same time; not only does the back cover spoil the fact that Euginides becomes king of Attolia (which can be guessed by the GenreSavvy reader), Attolia, but it also mentions that he is in love with the queen, who had absolutely zero redeeming qualities in the first book.



* {{Foil}}: Several, many of which are acknowledged [[InUniverse In-Universe]].

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* {{Foil}}: Several, many of which are acknowledged [[InUniverse In-Universe]].InUniverse.


* SpiritedYoungLady: ''Both'' of Sophos's sisters, in contrast to their [[NonActionGuy princely older brother]].

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** Costis spends most of the third book being the ButtMonkey of the Attolian court; [[spoiler: he spends most of the fifth book singlehandedly taking down elite swordsmen, slavers, and ''lions''.]]


* Played with, however, in Thick as Thieves. Costis, who is decidedly ''not'' a GuileHero, is sent to "steal" Kamet, who ''is'', because Kamet "would have evaded a man with twice his cunning." He presumes that Costis is DumbMuscle, and doesn't take early chances to escape because he thinks he could slip away from Costis at any time; later, when the opportunity presents itself, he realizes he actually ''likes'' Costis now and doesn't want to abandon him.

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* ** Played with, however, in Thick as Thieves. Costis, [[spoiler: Costis]], who is decidedly ''not'' a GuileHero, is sent to "steal" Kamet, who ''is'', because Kamet "would have evaded a man with twice his cunning." He presumes that Costis [[spoiler: Costis]] is DumbMuscle, and doesn't take early chances to escape because he thinks he could slip away from Costis the Attolian at any time; later, when the opportunity presents itself, he realizes he actually ''likes'' Costis him now and doesn't want to abandon him.



* {{Kuudere}}: Attolia.m

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* {{Kuudere}}: Attolia.m



* TheLegendOfChekhov: All the storytelling about the old gods in the first book is pretty much subtle foreshadowing.

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* TheLegendOfChekhov: All the storytelling Each book features at least one myth about the old gods (or, in Thick as Thieves, myths about ancient heroes a la TheEpicOfGilgamesh) that foreshadow the first book is pretty much subtle foreshadowing.plot or characters' developing relationships.

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* Played with, however, in Thick as Thieves. Costis, who is decidedly ''not'' a GuileHero, is sent to "steal" Kamet, who ''is'', because Kamet "would have evaded a man with twice his cunning." He presumes that Costis is DumbMuscle, and doesn't take early chances to escape because he thinks he could slip away from Costis at any time; later, when the opportunity presents itself, he realizes he actually ''likes'' Costis now and doesn't want to abandon him.

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** Kamet also spends much of Thick as Thieves being annoyed at the Attolian's lack of understanding about the Mede Empire--especially regarding the treatment of slaves.


* InsistentTerminology: The Queen's Guard and some individuals in her inner circle refer to Attolia as "my queen" in private--their feelings for her are a mixture of loyalty, love, and terror. They're not actually allowed to call her that (it's Your Majesty, officially) and are sternly corrected if they slip. Late in the book, Relus is corrected while begging for his life but insists that no, "my queen" is correct.

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* InsistentTerminology: The Queen's Guard and some individuals in her inner circle refer to Attolia as "my queen" "My Queen" in private--their feelings for her are a mixture of loyalty, love, and terror. They're not actually allowed to That they call her that (it's Your Majesty, officially) and are sternly corrected if they slip. is emblematic of their devotion to her, as anyone not loyal to her is not allowed to use that honorific, having to use instead "Your Majesty." Late in the book, Relus after unwittingly betraying Attolia, Relius is corrected rebuked while begging for his life when he addresses Attolia as His Queen, but insists that no, "my queen" is correct.she will always be His Queen, even if she cuts his head from his body, because his loyalty to her has no bounds.


The five books currently published are, in order:

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The five books currently published of the series are, in order:




[[WordOfGod Turner has begun work on a sixth book]].

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\n[[WordOfGod Turner has begun work on a sixth book]]. \n* ''Return of the Thief'' (coming March 2019)


* TheKingdom: Three kingdoms: Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis.

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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.


* 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'.

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