Thursday, March 11, 2010

Trickster's Queen

Trickester's Queen is the Sequel to Trickster's Choice (My review of Trickster's Choice). I read that book back in January and finally snagged a copy of the 2nd book. It was faboulous. I seriously love Tortall, and all the surrounding countries. I think I even enjoy Tortall more than Pern and that is pretty momentous.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

***The remainder of my review below the book cover will contain spoilers for book one.***

Okay so here it is, The book was great. We return to the Copper Isles as the Balitangs return to the capital. As they sail into the harbor, we are reaquainted with Aly, Dove, Sarai, and Winnamine. Now Aly is even a more precarious position, Leading spies in a rebel uprising in the Copper Isles, while she happens to be trained in Spy by Tortall's own Spymaster. Enter Darkings, which I won't describe, lest I ruin it for someone. The intrigue continues from book one as the Raka continue to increase the troubles for the Rittevon rulers. I thought the pace was spot on, the dialogue was believable, and the necessary charactors fleshed out beautifully.

As the book is a YA book, I must mention there was one scene where sex occurred, it was tastefully not described, however for some children on the cusp of YA literature it might be a bit much. Honestly I appreciated how Tamora Pierce dealt with it.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

1 comment :

  1. Wonderful review! I love all of Tamora Pierce's heroines, but bold and clever Aly is my favorite! :)