Ah, Tamora Pierce, the only author who I want to be. Of course, I've admired many, many authors over the course of my wild adventures in the world of literature- Conana Doyle, Christie, [Jean] Little, Applegate, etc.
But the only author whom I've wanted to be is Tamora Pierce.
Put succinctly, I love anything she writes.
'Trickster's Choice' is one of the best books I've ever read.
Aly is a spy. Sharp in mind, wits and tongue, she is kidnapped from her homeland by a god and given the task to overthrow a royal family.
The best part about any of her books, is the discreet, often overlooked allusions to her other literary works. I love it when I'm reading a story and find a brief wink to another story in an author's work.
I think it sharpens the reader's wits. ^^ And it just draws me in the author's world.
Because... wait, did I mention this, Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen are a pair of books, continuations of each other, but also part of Tamora Pierce's other books.
Reading all of them ('The Immortals' and 'The Quartet of the Lioness') gives a reader full insight in Pierce's world.
You see links, many of them, and draw delicious conclusions from hints given here and there through the different series and books.
I love love loooove it. ^^
And I'm just sooo envious of Pierce's ability to subtly hint at the depth of her world, without making the reader bored with pages of backstory and history lessons on the different countries and animal species.
Thank you, Ms Pierce, for such enjoyable reads.
(I'm afraid this review hasn't been very helpful; it's just a long rant on Tamora Pierce and her awesome books. ^^)
(Excuse me for any typos, little sleep and exams can do terrible things to your attention span, not to mention your typing abilities and coherence.)