Toggle the synopsis but, beware, if you haven't read Books 1 or 2, this may reveal more about those plots than you care to know.
Awards and Honors
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2006
School Library Journal Best Books of 2006
Top Ten Books for Young Adults, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), 2006
Andre Norton Award finalist
Discussion guide at HarperCollins
Read an extra story from this book, which is included in the paperback.
“Maddening, tricky Eugenides, former Thief of Eddis, now reluctant King of Attolia,is back; this time we see him from the point of view of Costis, a young soldier who has succumbed to temptation and socked the annoying king.