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Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce
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Mar 22, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: fans of Tamora Pierce
Read in March, 2009

Again, Tamora Pierce has written to her standard with the second installment of her Daughter of the Lioness series. It wasn't better than the first book, Trickster's Choice, but then again, it wasn't worse. Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen were about equal. There was a nice pace throughout the book, which was why the book was still enjoyable to read. Some of the characters--Dove, Winna, Sarai, and of course, Nawat--showed some real developement. Unfortunately, Aly, the protagonist, showed no developement in either book. This was the low point of the book. The high points were the fact that the plot was still enjoyable, and even though the reader knew what was going to happen, there were still twists in the plot which were unexpected and gave the book more flavour.

The rebellion, which started with Trickster's Choice, has moved forward. The winter has been spent training warriors and spies alike for the coming revolt. All Aly has to do, now that the Balitangs are settled once more in the city of Rajmuat, is set things in motion. The time is fast approaching when the raka will be able to set a twice-royal queen onto the throne. But things don't always go according to plan.

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