"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

06 March 2011

Trickster's Choice

Pierce, Tamara. Trickster's Choice. New York: Random House, 2003.

Aly is the daughter of the famed Lady Knight, but rather than practicing to be a lady herself, Aly wants to be a spy.  She sneaks away from home one night in an attempt to prove to her parents that she will be safe on her own, but she is captured by pirates and sold as a slave. Enter the trickster god, who promises Aly her freedom if she can keep the children of the family she serves alive for one year.  Aly accepts this challenge, but it is proving more difficult than expected to keep it.

I have read several of Tamara Pierce's stories of the Lady Knight and her adventures, but this was the first time I'd encountered a book about the second generation. Unlike many sequels, this book is worth the time spent reading.  It was a great "vacation day" read for me.

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