The official blurb for A Conspiracy of Kings!!!! Sophos with a peashooter!!!

Over at the YA YA YAs, Tricia spotted that the blurb of A Conspiracy of Kings (coming 3/23/10) has changed since its first incarnation. It is even more to squee for now. Here's what it says on its page in the HarperCollins catalogue:

"Sophos, heir to Sounis, doesn’t look like much of a prince. At least, according to those in power. At least, to those who do not know him or the size of his heart and the depth of his courage, loyalty, and love. But Helen, Queen of Eddis, knows him, and so does Gen, the queen’s Thief, who is now King of Attolia. Gen and the queen believe that Sophos is dead. But they also believe in hope, especially since a body was never found. So when Sophos is discovered in Attolia, climbing a lamppost, peashooter in hand, the obvious question becomes: where has Sophos been all this time?"


The cover has also changed. Sophos, with eye cropped off and beard added, looks much less elfin. You can see the first one here.

Update (7/22): Greenwillow, perhaps consternated by the wild speculation on Sounis (The Queen's Thief Livejournal community) regarding the peashooter and the lamppost, has removed this part of the blurb...


  1. I REALLY need to read the second book in this series. I have it out from the library and want to get caught up in the series. Too many books!

  2. I'm guessing you mean March of 2010. I have to tell you, I am madly in love with this series--not only is it brilliantly written, but Gen is a trickster/hero without rival! The King of Attolia is one of the best books I've ever read in my life. Thanks for the update, and for the cover art, too!

  3. Thanks for catching that, Kate! I was very exciting when I was posting this.

    I agree 100 percent viz King of Attolia. Everytime I re-read it, I find something new. Do you know about the discussion group at livejournal, called Sounis? It is excellent for nitty gritty dissection of every detail,.

  4. Eek, I wish I'd seen this ages ago! I love this series, and I had no idea the cover & blurb were available.

  5. Egads, thanks for commenting and telling me! I'm so excited!

  6. King of Attolia is one of the best books ever! I have no doubt Turner will bring yet another fantastic books to the table. I'm so exited!!!!


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