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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2003 Tamora Pierce (P)2003 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

"With magic, spells, winged horses that are part human and part metal, crows that take human form, brutal fighting, treason, and attempted kidnapping, this fantasy has plenty to hold readers' attention." (School Library Journal)
"Trini Alvarado's pleasing voice adds youthful energy to Aly's escapades....[Her] performance is memorable." (AudioFile)
"A marvelous cast of characters, human, mage, and animal; a tangled web of political and racial tensions; and the promise of other Aly stories to come will engage Pierce's legions of fans and win over even more." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Benjamin on 05-16-05


Ok. BEFORE you read these two books you MUST go read the LIONESS QUARTET. It is not nessesary, you could just jump in right here, BUT if you are anything like me a good read is a good read and the LIONESS QUARTET tells the stories that start this Authorverse, and really magnify the enjoyablity of this book. If you have read the LIONESS QUARTET then what are you waiting for, click add to cart and start downloading!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 04-30-13

Good story, Good Narration, BAD EDITING!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I like this book, and all of the books in the Tortal universe

Any additional comments?

There is over 3 hours of repeated chapters at the end of both of the downloaded segments. The first section is 7:40.46 long, but at 5:58:24, it repeats previous material. The strange thing is that it seems to flow straight into it, so when you're listening you are confused. The second section is 7:36:24 long, and after the credits it also repeats previous chapters. They should really edit their audiobooks better. I wish I could get the smaller file without all the repeats, so I had more room on my computer!!

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