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Trickster's Queen

By: Tamora Pierce
Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
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Publisher's summary

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 audiences 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.

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

Critic reviews

“The humour is wicked, and the plot twists will keep the pages turning to the supremely satisfying end.”—School Library Journal

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worth the wait

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.

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entrancing!

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.

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Great story, Shoddy narration

Would you be willing to try another one of Trini Alvarado’s performances?

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.

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Prefer your Kids read books without sex scenes?

I was a fan of Tamora Pierce after reading the Circle of Magic Books. Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen sounded intriguing and so I bought them both. I'm glad I listened first before sharing them with my kids. A crow turned man desires the heroine and keeps asking to mate with her. Then the heroine starts longing for him and his kisses and eventually they end up in bed together (based on the old argument that he is going to battle and may not survive so they'd better do it now while they can.) Not a lesson I want my kids to learn. I wish books were rated like movies so I wouldn't waste my money.

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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.

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Tamora's Best

I think this book is very well written and read. I gave it only 4 stars because I don't enjoy reading sexual content. While this book isn't as explicit as others, there definitely is sex in this book.

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Great book!

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.

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Trini is a Queen

Trini Alvarado is a great narrator I don’t know why anyone else is allowed to read Tammy’s books

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Excellent all around!

I am as much of a big fan of Trini Alvarado now, as I am of Tamora Pierce! I love this book series and tranny is a joy to listen to. She does all the voices just right.

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loved it

it carried on from the first book with keeping the depth of the characters. loved it

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