Sunday, September 6, 2009
Title: Trickster's Choice
Author: Tamora Pierce
Series: Daughter of the Lioness
Rating: 5/5 stars
What do you do when you’re the daughter of two extraordinary people? Alainne of Pirates Swoop is the daughter of George Cooper, the former King of Thieves and now second in command of Tortall's spy network, and Alanna the Lioness, the King's Champion to Jonathan of Conte. Her older brother Thom has followed after his name sake and left to study magic and her twin brother has followed their mother and has set off to become a Knight of Tortall, so where does that leave Alainne? Alainne wishes to follow in her fathers footsteps and become a spy, but he has forbidden it. Eager to prove herself, she sets off on her own only to be kidnapped and forced into slavery. Not long into her slavery a god appear - Kyrpioth the Trickster god and he offers here a wager. If she can keep two girls alive through the summer, he will send her home.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the theme of a confused teen trying to find their way. It's always hard on a person to try and live up to someone else's reputation - whether it's a parent or an older sibling. Tamora Pierce did an excellent job with this novel, just like all of her other ones. The characters are deep, and interesting and her plot is well thought out.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has liked Pierce's earlier novels. Even if you haven't read her novels before, but you enjoy fantasy, you should read this book.
Posted by Ralph Gallagher at 4:54 PM