By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides (yoo-JEN-ə-deez) wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his own making.
Then he drags a naive young guard into the center of the political maelstrom. Poor Costis knows he is the victim of the king's caprice, but his contempt for Eugenides slowly turns to grudging respect. Though struggling against his fate, the newly crowned king is much more than he appears. Soon the corrupt Attolian court will learn that its subtle and dangerous intrigue is no match for Eugenides.
So I did love this book but I didn’t like that most of the book is written from Costis point of view. It was still good but why choose Costis as narrator? I wanted more of the king but I guess the author wanted us in the dark because it wouldn’t have been as fun to discover all the surprises at the end. So I guess I do know why she picked Costis to be the main POV. We do get to spend a lot of time with Eugenides and the queen. I was still happy with the book and how it ended.