SPOILERSA Conspiracy of Kings
by Megan Whalen Turner
Quote: In his meetings, Sounis was careful to keep to words he had discussed in advance with the magus, well aware that each one was a link in a chain that would bind him and his country to Attolia.
This book followed Sophos, heir of Sounis and thus Eugenides was just a (very important) supporting character. So this one is pretty much my least favorite of the series and while there are still lots of surprises, the cleverness that I love so much was missing.