Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce

Trickster's Queen

byTamora Pierce

Kobo ebook | November 30, 2004

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**The stage is set for revolution. Legends will rise in this dramatic New York Times and *USA Today *bestselling conclusion to Trickster’s Choice, the spy adventure from the fantasy author who is legend herself: Tamora Pierce!

No longer a slave, Aly has risen through the ranks of the rebellion to become a master of spies. And just in time, she is brought out of exile and into the heart of the snakes’ den that is the Copper Isles royal court. Still, Aly must keep her wager with the trickster god and protect her charges: Sarai, the beautiful, dramatic, and rash potential queen, and Dove, the more cautious and often overlooked younger sister. Can they step out of the shadows and prove they’re a force to be reckoned with?
 
As the revolution builds, Aly’s relationship with half crow, half man Nawat deepens. But he must be prepared to step into a role bigger than his personal desires. And Aly must balance her passion for overthrowing the cruel leaders with the dangers lurking around every corner. Can she rise to the challenge . . . and what price must she pay for changing a kingdom’s destiny?
 
“Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home.”
SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author
 
“Tamora Pierce didn’t just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we’re all just running to keep pace.”
LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Author Tamora Pierce was born in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1954. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Alanna: The First Adventure, was published in 1983 and she became a full-time author in 1992. She writes fantasy books, mainly involving young heroines, for...
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Title:Trickster's QueenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 30, 2004Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:037589053X

ISBN - 13:9780375890536

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A strong ending The characters continue to grow in this satisfying, action packed conclusion.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Ending! Smart, moving, fun and exciting.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fav! I would recommend all of Tamora Pierce's books, but the Trickster duet is definitely my favourite. Trickster's Queen is a thoroughly wonderful follow up to Trickster's Choice.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! The second installment of, what I call, the Trickster's Duo. This book is much faster paced than the first, but just as action packed. I read both books at least once a year as they are two of my favourites! Perfect for any reader (though the books are found in the "Teen" section)! Tamora Pierce is an amazing writer and I would recommend any of her Tortall quartets to anyone, anytime!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Dove is one of my favourite characters, and I love the description of spy work - definitely a fascinating change to knights! Plus, the Copper Isles are a really interesting place!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I loved this book even more than the last one! Such an amazing story and not necessarily the ending you thought it would be.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is the second book in this series, and I am just as happy with this book as I was with the first. The development of the characters is so well done. It is one of those "can't put the book down" type stories. An easy read, but extremely enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! A great ending to the sequel!
Date published: 2013-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good, but the first was best. I loved this book, however, the first one was able to keep me up into the wee hours of the morning, this one wwas kinda "Ok, Gotta finish to see how it ends"
Date published: 2008-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong Female Characters and Role Models! I thoroughly enjoyed both Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen. I had been looking for a good fantasy novel I could sink my teeth into for a while and this book perfectly fit the bill. I could not put this book down! What I loved most about this book and it's predecessor was the strength and courage of the female characters. None of the women in this book are dependent on anyone. They all have iron wills and nothing distracts them from their goals. The love story in this book is slight. It is NOT the focus of the story and it never swallows the themes that Pierce has so carefully crafted. In fact Aly's main love interest is absent for most of the book. The only mention of him is by other characters or when Aly is reminded of him and how much she misses him. The thing that impressed me most was, that despite her feelings for Nawat, Aly is never distracted by him to the point where her goals or job is compromised. She remains true to herself and her duty. I admire Pierce for that because she did not make Aly a whiny, pining teenager. She made her responsible, strong, wise and courageous. There are enough sad love stories for teens out there in which the heroine throws everything away for a relationship in an effort to be 'true to love'. Yong girls don't need anymore books teaching them that their goals in life are secondary to finding love and getting married and having children. I loved the way she turned the rebellion upside down with Sarai's decision. I respected her for not putting Sarai in a position she did not belong as a character. Dove became a much beloved character for me and you find yourself cheering her on as she begins to grow into herself and her destiny. I came to care for these characters and was brought to tears by the fate of Ulasim, Ochobu, Junai and Elsren. She made them real because they all had distinct personalities. None of her characters are cardboard or one-dimensional. The book ended with an opening for more adventures of Alianne of Pirate's Swoop and I certainly hope some day I'll get to read more and this fabulous character, her world and adventures!
Date published: 2006-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first I was utterly spellbound by the first book in this series, Tricksters Choice. Unfortunatly I was truly let down in this book. It was the end of the book near the begining when the book stops being an adventure with Aly as the heroine, but a love story which focases mainly on sex with crows? Although Pierce desperatly trys to maintain the 'adventure' story the book, pardon my french,all goes to hell quite quickly. I do not recommened purchasing this book unless its for $1.50, or possibly if you recieve it as a gift and feel obliged to read it because you dont feel like insulting your aunt. It might also be a good bargain at a library for free, it certainly wont be flying off the shelves. But then again, you could probably get the jist of it by reading the first 3 chapters and the last three. Youd save yourself alot of painful bathtub scenes the process.
Date published: 2005-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tricksters Queen I find Tricksters Queen a can't-put-down book, filled with amazing suspense, wonderful characters, a great story, and a unique ending. I find it one of the best books I have ever read, and I strongly recommend that everyone reads it.
Date published: 2005-06-25