By Tamora Pierce
(Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 9780375814723, 448pp.)
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
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ALONE IN A foreign land, Aly will need both her father’s wit and her mother’s courage to navigate a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.
Tamora Pierce’s fast-paced, suspenseful writing and strong, believable heroines have won her much praise and a large, devoted fan following. She lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, five cats, two birds, and various freeloading wildlife. Visit her online at www.tamorapierce.com.
“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 Reviews