Sunday, September 27, 2015

Book #12 "The King of Attolia" by Megan Whalen Turner

This is my favorite book in the series.  Turner is a master at created frustrating situations for her readers.  We want so badly to know what's going on in Gen's mind, but she creates a third-person narrator that follows a different character around.  We only get to see Gen in the background, with his actions interpreted by this other character, and we have to figure out what's really going on.  As a child, I didn't get this.  I believed the narrator's interpretation far too much and I was really annoyed with Gen.  As an adult, however, it's really fun to read.  It creates hilarious scenes and is a new take on dramatic irony, where the reader knows something the narrator doesn't.  Also, by the third book, the reader is aware that there's something big going on behind the scenes.  We're looking for it.  So when it's finally revealed, it's very satisfying.

Once again - five stars - love it.

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