March 23 marks the release date for A Conspiracy of Kings. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, you have ample time to go to your library and check out The Thief, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia and read them before #4.
This series sat on my To Read list for three years. While I wish I had read these books ages ago, I did have the benefit of plowing through all 3 one after the other. AND book #4 is due in less than a month. Hardly any waiting! Hooray!
Fans of the series, did you know that you can read a few chapters on HarperCollins' site?
As an impatient reader, I really had to slow myself down to read these books. If you like puzzles and hidden clues and getting to a crucial point in the book and realizing "Oh snap. That was why we heard about that ... 2 books ago, 5 chapters ago" this is the series for you. Megan Whalen Turner rewards the careful reader. Looks, names, seemingly minor events all matter. Deliciously rich. Undoubtedly brilliant. And the romance. Yes, of course. It's not what the series is about, but I found it very Austen-like in the total sexiness of people who don't touch each other. Or look at each other. Or frankly much like each other.
Now shoo. Go put these books on hold. I envy your reading experience.
*also, here's the article Amy may mention in the comments.