The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3) - Megan Whalen Turner

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Day 1: Best book you read last year


Last year I have read many books, almost all of them are written or being translated in Thai (My native language), but I also continued reading English books after halted for a year or two.


The book written in Thai language that intrigue me the most last year called 'The Storyteller นิทานจักรวาล' written by Lawit, one of my favorite Thai authors all the time. It is sci-fi, but mostly focus on dysfunctional social, when the world's resource ran out, human adapted DNA to created new races who was able to live in another planets to worked for them on harvesting resource. Those new races later freed themselves from slavery. The story is about a journey of Mitr, young man from the lowest class of the Earth, who being selected to be a specimen for another races in the facade of 'special ambassador'. Later on, when Mitr discovered the truth, he took an escaped and then begin his role of a Storyteller.


It was a book I wish that one day world would recognized. This book, though it was her the earlier work, is quite perfect for me from almost every aspect. The story is great. The ideas are original. The writing, for Thai language, is as beautiful as any modern Thai writer could writes.


The best book in English I read last year is 'The King of Attolia'. It was the third book of Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. After struggled many problems, at last, Eugenides married with the Queen of Attolia. However, Attolian seemed hardly to accept new King from the former foe Country. Gen had to proved himself to everyone that he was suitable for this role and get himself out of the trouble many of his attendances caused him.


I love this series mainly because Eugenides is a very smart main protagonist. I have a soft spot for this kind of heroes.To see him make some schemes and executed them is very enjoyable for me. The ending makes me jaw dropped, and it became my favorite simply because of this reason.