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.
Tamora Pierce is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of two dozen books of fantasy for teenagers, about half of which are set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She lives in New York City with four cats, two parakeets, and her beloved Spouse-Creature, Web designer Tim Liebe. The author lives in New York, NY.
“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 ReviewsExpand reviews