Pierce, Tamora. Trickster's choice.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Random House. 446p. c2003. 0-375-81466-3. $1795. (lib. bdg.: 0-375-91466-8. $19.99). JSA*

It's not easy being the daughter of a legend. Aly's mother is the bold and brave Alanna (heroine of Pierce's The Song of the Lioness quartet), but Aly doesn't aspire to be a knight like her. Instead the 16-year-old dreams of helping her country, the magical kingdom of Tortall, by serving as a spy, though her parents worry that it is too dangerous. Aly gets a chance to prove her worth as an undercover agent when she is captured by pirates and sold as a slave in another land. A trickster god named Kyprioth intervenes in her fate, promising to return her to her home and to convince her parents to let her become a spy if she will safeguard her master's children through the summer. The...

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