Tamora Pierce brings readers another Tortall adventure! Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the first lady knight in Tortall. Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is captured and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Islands, it is this skill that makes a difference in a world filled with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods. This is the first of two books featuring Alianne.
About the Author
Tamora Pierce has written over twenty novels for young readers, including the wellloved Protector of the Small and Circle of Magic quartets. A former radio actress, Tammy herself narrates this full cast recording and says, In the studio I came as close as I can to shaking hands with characters who had once leaped into my mind, as if they d waited all along to talk to me. I don t think a writer can get a better gift. You can visit her on the Web at www.tamora-pierce.com.
“Aly arrives fully formed, a snarky, talented uber-heroine. Cameos of old favorites complement a rich cast of new characters. Aly’s difficulty with the complexity of colonialism adds surprising, welcome depth.”—Kirkus Reviews
From the Paperback edition.