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I just finished a reread of King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, aka my most favourite book everrrrrr.

And I realized I’ve never drawn Costis! (Actually, I did once, but I never finished it and never posted it. He was in the baths because he spends so much time in the baths, hahahah….)

Anyway, here’s a King of Attolia sketchdump for you guys!  

“She thought of the hardness and the coldness she had cultivated over those years and wondered if they were the mask she wore or if the mask had become her self. If the longing inside her for kindness, for warmth, for compassion, was the last seed of hope for her, she didn’t know how to nurture it or if it could live.”

-Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

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Two Peeps in a Boat (for the Queen’s Peeps contest)

“You have a decision to make, Your Majesty,” Eugenides reminded her. “And not much time to make it in.”

It was quiet then, while Attolia thought, particularly about the Medean ambassador with his attractive face and quick smile.

Eugenides waited. “Very well,” the queen said, sitting up straight to look him in the eye. “Be king of Attolia. But never drink from my wine cup while you hope to live.”

“There’s an oar by the boat hook,” Eugenides said, his voice devoid of triumph. “You’ll have to paddle us to the dock.”

-The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, Chapter 15

I have seen him jump across atriums four stories above the ground, a distance that would make your blood freeze, and I heard him once confess that he sometimes thinks the distance is beyond him.”

 – The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner

My entry for the Thick as Thieves ARC Contest!!! I really love this quote because I think the first time I read it, I just envisioned such a breathtaking jump from Gen, and ever since then I’ve wanted to see him jump again.

  • looks like a cinnamon roll but can actually kill you: Gen
  • looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Attolia
  • looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: Sophos
  • looks like they could kill you and can actually kill you: Minister of War