From daughter of the powerful to slave in a foreign land, Aly is also a pivotal leader in the underground movement to put a new queen on the throne. Witty, intelligent, and a talented spy, Aly is used to staying two steps ahead of the action. But with new adversaries, and a faltering romance, Aly is blind to the threat that lurks right under her nose. What will happen if the queen-to-be is lost?
In this dramatic sequel to Trickster's Choice, Tamora Pierce examines the powers of loyalty, family, and friendship in the face of adversity. And in doing so, she gives us the stories of three unforgettable young women discovering who they are and who they want to become.
Find out how Aly first became a spy in Trickster's Choice.
©2004 Tamora Pierce; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Pierce deftly weaves an unforgettable story....The plot sweeps readers along in a whirlwind of court intrigue, deception, murder, and romance. The humor is wicked, and the plot twists will keep the pages turning to the supremely satisfying end." (School Library Journal)
I'm a teen; my favorites series are Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Twilight by Stephene Meyer.
All of T. Pierce's books are marvelous! I've read all of her Trickter books, Alanna books, and Immortals books. I can't say which one is the best! Every series and book is connected to every other boom she has written, from Alanna's First Adventure to Trickster's Queen. If you don't res them all,, you won't understand themm entirely. It's like onw huge novel on fictional history! I love reading something connected to the other books, it's like finding the crucial puzzle piece after you had long put together the rest of the puzzle. They are all incredible, and a must read or listen! I hope there will be more novels by Pierce, because I feel that the story isn't finished yet. I need to find the other books from the Terrier.
This is another great book by Pierce, it is not only an engrossing listen/read, but causes the reader to think about the issues of equality and power, while enjoying the book. This one gives an end to the set that readers enjoy, yet allows us to look forward to seeing the characters in other books.
I am a Tamora Pierce fan, and have been waiting for this book for about a year now. it is about the dauter of Allana of Trebond/Pirates Swoop, the main character of the Lioness quartet. as you may have guessed, this book was worth the wait, and is a great edition to the many other books by this phenominal author.
No. I enjoy Tamora Pierce's books, but Trini Alvarado's narration is dry. Granted, I have read this book out loud myself, so I have a way in my head that I thought it should be, but still. She doesn't change her tone much and her accents all sound the same. There is little difference between Winnamine and Imogen, it's difficult to tell them apart. If you must, it's not a bad book and the plot makes up for the bad narration. Almost.
This was an amazing book and amazing series. This solidified why I love Tamora Pierce so much! Her characters are always interesting and multi-layered, not to mention her plots. Ms. Alvarado only enhanced the spirit within the series with her narration. I nearly cried several times from the emotion she put into the loss of Donovon and Elzerin and the battle that ensued shortly after. This was beautifully done and I will be looking forward to listening to more books from Mrs Pierce and Ms. Alvarado.
the book is amazing, the story is gripping, and the twists and turns are well worded. but the way it is read is distracting. the way she pronounces some words can throw you out of the story.
Trickster's Choice & Trickster's Queen are at the 5star multi listen pinnacle of Tamora Pierce's EXCELLENT writing! These YA books are adult worthy audio that my daughter & I have been re-listening to for more than a decade. We finally got the audible files so she has them @ college too. Almost everything thing Tamora writes is solid 5 stars and her audio versions are reliably good. These two books [not too immature, too mature or too dark, w/ humor, drama, & love] are perennial favorites.
This story is another one of Tamora Pierce's masterpieces. My favorite characters Aly and Nawat are simply an amazing couple. Queen Dovasary is a force to recon with. I hope to hear more about them all in the future.
Tamora pierce does a wonderful job of world building, From slave to spymaster, Trini Alvarado once again brings this world to life.
She completely inhabits this series.
Great YA book, and wonderful stories for those of us that are young at heart!
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