New York Times-bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner is the award-winning author of six novels set in the world of the Queen's Thief. These epic novels of intrigue and adventure can be read in any order, but were published as follows: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, Thick as Thieves, and Return of the Thief. Megan Whalen Turner has been awarded a Newbery Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. She has won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature and was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award. She worked as a bookseller for seven years before she started writing. Her first book was a collection of short stories called Instead of Three Wishes.
"Megan Whalen Turner has constructed a clever world filled with suspense and intrigue and characters that will never be forgotten. Once you dive into the world of the Queen's Thief [books], prepare to have your life stolen from you until you finish them all."--Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times-bestselling author of the Testing trilogy "Turner is a mature and amazing writer. I love this book: new characters mixed with Eugenides the Thief and world building like no other! My favorite of 2017."--Judy Bulow, Tattered Cover Bookstore "The complexity of Turner's world combined with the suspense of her layered plot creates a story that will appeal to readers of all ages. The thrill of the chase is magnetic-as is Kamet's budding and unlikely friendship with an Attolian...a spectacularly enchanted empire imagined by a master storyteller."--Shelf Awareness "The stakes are high and peace uneasy...Turner builds suspense not with battles and gore but through strategizing and charged, subtle dialogue. ...remains as fresh as the latest headline."--Washington Post "Kamet's growth...is first-rate. As with Turner's other Attolia books, this invites an older audience, but the perilous journey, character growth, and understated affection of shield brothers offer more teen appeal...A stand-alone that won't disappoint Turner aficionados."--Kirkus Reviews "Turner builds suspense not with battles and gore but through strategizing and charged, subtle dialogue. ...stylishly written . . . with its fractious leaders and fraught politics, remains as fresh as the latest headline."--Newsday "Turner is a criminally underrated writer, and this stand-alone novel from [the] "Queen's Thief" [world] shows her again playing with narrative perspective, mixing history with fantasy to brilliant effect."--Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men "Even minor characters in Turner's Queen's Thief saga have fascinating stories to tell, as she proves in this fifth installment...Turner writes with complete authority about her richly imagined landscape. ...Turner fills out and enriches the expansive canvas on which she stitches her epic tale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Turner's eagerly awaited fifth Queen's Thief novel displays in full her many fortes: ingenious plotting, nuanced characterization, and a subtle slight of hand in the telling that promises to surprise even very astute readers. ...Thoroughly tricky, insightful, and satisfying."--Horn Book (starred review)