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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.

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"Pierce fans will flock to welcome back the star of her first novel, Alanna: The First Adventure, this time in a supporting rolethe main focus here is her daughter, 16-year-old slacker Aly (short for Alianne). While Alanna fights a bitter war with Scanra in the North, Aly stays at home, trying to figure out what to do with her life, and how to emerge from her mother's shadow. Impulsively, she takes a boat ride, and is snatched by slave traders ignorant of her identity. Aly ends up in the household of a family that has fallen out of favor with the vicious King Oron, who sends them into exile while demanding most of their wealth. Meanwhile, Aly is approached by a 'local sea god, among other things,' as Kyprioth (the trickster of the title) introduces himself. He sets her a wager: keep the family's children safe for the next three months, and she will be returned home — plus Kyprioth will convince her father to let her become a spy (an idea to which both her parents are vehemently opposed). If she fails, she must act as Kyprioth's servant for one year. Pierce luxuriates in her setting, moving the action along at a pace that might seem sluggish to some, but will be just right to her legion of devotees. As with her other books, this one is densely political, rife with cultural background and sprawling character trees. The climax is worth the wait, and ably sets up a framework for future adventures of this very likable new heroine. Ages 10-13. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"The new Tortall page-turner will delight existing fans and create many more....A ripping good yarn that introduces a new series." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Now available in paperback--the novel that introduced Alianne, 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.

About the Author

Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of fantasy books for teenagers. Her books, known for their teenaged girl warriors, have received critical acclaim and a strong fanbase.

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elainareads, January 16, 2008 (view all comments by elainareads)
I just recently completeed this book. It was absolutely amazing I couldnt put it down. Anyone who likes fanatsy books will love this book. The adventure and action in this book was great. I would encourage everyone who like fantasy, adventure, magical place, and much more to read this book.
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pandora, February 15, 2007 (view all comments by pandora)
One of the best adventure stories ever! Fans of harry potter will appreciate the fast pacing and detailed characters but this outstanding tale of duty and revolution holds a special place in my heart because "Aly Homewood" continues Tamora Pierce's tradition of strong heroines with a twist. Alanna's daughter has the strength and skills of her parents but is learning to build her own place in the world adding nuance and challenges many of us face growning up to a fabulous tale. Young adult novels will never be the same!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375828799
Author:
Pierce, Tamora
Publisher:
Random House (NY)
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Trickster's Duet
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.23 x 5.6 x 1.2 in 1.07 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 448 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375828799 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pierce fans will flock to welcome back the star of her first novel, Alanna: The First Adventure, this time in a supporting rolethe main focus here is her daughter, 16-year-old slacker Aly (short for Alianne). While Alanna fights a bitter war with Scanra in the North, Aly stays at home, trying to figure out what to do with her life, and how to emerge from her mother's shadow. Impulsively, she takes a boat ride, and is snatched by slave traders ignorant of her identity. Aly ends up in the household of a family that has fallen out of favor with the vicious King Oron, who sends them into exile while demanding most of their wealth. Meanwhile, Aly is approached by a 'local sea god, among other things,' as Kyprioth (the trickster of the title) introduces himself. He sets her a wager: keep the family's children safe for the next three months, and she will be returned home — plus Kyprioth will convince her father to let her become a spy (an idea to which both her parents are vehemently opposed). If she fails, she must act as Kyprioth's servant for one year. Pierce luxuriates in her setting, moving the action along at a pace that might seem sluggish to some, but will be just right to her legion of devotees. As with her other books, this one is densely political, rife with cultural background and sprawling character trees. The climax is worth the wait, and ably sets up a framework for future adventures of this very likable new heroine. Ages 10-13. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The new Tortall page-turner will delight existing fans and create many more....A ripping good yarn that introduces a new series."
"Synopsis" by , Now available in paperback--the novel that introduced Alianne, 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.
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