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Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce
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    0628perfect: Both of these books have strong female characters. However I think that Aly and Aisha have the same wit and cunning. Aly uses her wit and cunning to be a spy. However Aisha uses her wits to survive to become a Talon. If you enjoyed the spy intrigue of Trickster's Queen then you will enjoy the shadow war tactics of the Talons.… (more)
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The only Tamora Pierce book I have ever struggled to finish (aside from Trickster's Choice). Aly is condescending to her "pack," full of herself, still irritatingly perfect, AND is all-knowledgeable with regard to everything spy-related, though she is only 17! Nawat is so sullen that even he can't save this book, especially since he has LEFT to spy elsewhere. Ugh. ( )
  wordcauldron | Aug 2, 2018 |
I read Tricksters Queen back to back with the first book in the series. It started a bit slower then the first book but I think it was sequel. The Duchess has freed Aly from slavery and now she's a spymaster like her dad and leaan excellent der of the underground rebellion to put a Raka Queen on the throne of the Copper Isles. The Balitang family plus Aly are returning to Rajmuat, and it is Aly job to put Sarai, and when that doesn't work out, then Dove on the throne. It's a complex story that Pierce is able to pull off. I love her character development and would certainly recommend Trickster’s Queen to anyone who liked Trickster’s Choice or other Tamora Pierce books.
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  urph818 | Dec 13, 2017 |
All Alianne (Aly) wants to do is be a spy like her father, however her parents don’t agree. So, frustrated at them she sails down the coast only to be captured by pirates. She's sold as a slave to the Balitang family as a general worker, and makes a deal with the Trickster God, Kyprioth, if she keeps the Balitang children alive until autumn, he will convince her father to allow her be a spy, however this deal may be harder than it seems. I'd have to say that I have read most of Tamora Pierce’s books and have loved them all and Trickster's choice is defiantly a hit. Aly is an interesting strong female lead who is both feisty yet likeable. This is a really fascinating story with action, humor and romance. I would recommend Trickster’s Choice to anyone who likes good YA fantasy.
Certainly Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite writers in this genre.
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  urph818 | Dec 13, 2017 |
Fine ending to this really interesting series and universe. I enjoyed as did my grandchildren. Hopefully, their children will have similar opportunities. ( )
  jamespurcell | Nov 7, 2017 |
If you enjoyed the Alanna series, this sequel is even better. Alanna and George Cooper's daughter goes off on her own and has a great adventure in Trickster’s Choice; this is the sequel. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Sep 24, 2017 |
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To Bruce Coville, divinely tricky, magically inspiring --

one of the best men I've ever known,

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To Mary Lou Pierce,

the best Ma in the world
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In the winter of 462-463 H.E., the brown-skinned raka people and their many allies, part-bloods and white-skinned luarin, prepared for revolution against the luarin ruling house, the Rittevons.
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It was her experience that even the best of men had to indulge themselves with fits of moroseness. (p.111, Chapter 5, "The Demands of Rebellion")
Stop that, Aly told herself. You'll have a quiet bit of fun yourself tonight. It won't be as enjoyable as watching bad things burn, but life is imperfect that way. (p.199, Chapter 10, "Eclipse")
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Aly’s adventure continues. . . . No longer a slave, Alanna’s daughter is now spying as part of an underground rebellion against the colonial rulers of the Copper Isles. The people in the rebellion believe that a prophecy in which a new queen will rise up to take the throne is about to be realized. Aly is busy keeping the potential teenage queen and her younger siblings safe, while also keeping her in the dark about her future. But Aly, who is usually adept at anticipating danger and changes, is in for a few nasty surprises.
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tamora Pierce captured the imagination of readers 20 years ago with Alanna: The First Adventure. As of August 2003, she has written 21 books including three completed quartets: The Song of the Lioness, The Immortals, and The Protector of the Small, set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She has also written the Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets. The author lives in New York, NY.


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Aly fails to foresee the dangers that await as she uses her magic to safeguard Dova and her younger siblings, despite knowing that her thirteen-year-old charge might be queen of the Copper Isles when the colonial rulers are defeated.

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