|Plot Summary of Trickster's Choice|
|"Aly is captured by pirates on her way to see friends. She is taken to another country called The Copper Isles. While in the Isles she becomes a slave and excepts a wager from a god. She must keep two girls in the family she is slave to alive. Aly soon finds out it won't be as easy as she thinks. While using her magic she finds who is an enemy and who isn't, but she also has to keep the girls alive while someone is sending assassins to their home. "
megam m., Resident Scholar
|"Alianne (Aly) of Pirates Swoop, daughter of the famed Alanna the Lionnes is taken captive and sold as a slave in a neighboring island country, the Copper Isles. Taken into the kind household of the Balitangs, Aly's plans to escape change as a local god, Kyprioth says if Aly can keep the Balitang children alive through the summer, he will convince her dad to let Aly become a spy or body guard. As Aly does her duty she realizes that her job is all part of a great trick of Kyprioth's: trying to get a raka (brown skinned) queen on the throne instead of a luarin (white skinned) king."
Emily B, Resident Scholar
|"Aly is 17 and the daughter of famous parents. Her mother is the Lioness, the first woman knight and king's champion of Tortall and her father is Tortall's spymaster. Her oldest brother is a knight in training and her twin brother is a mage in training. Both of her parents want her to 'grow up'and find her way in life. But when Aly tells them that she wants to be a spy they both tell her NO! So Aly decides to leave for a while so her parents can cool off. But while sailing away she is captured by pirates and sold as a slave. The patriarch of the family she is sold to is a relative of the throne and has a wife with two children and two girls from a previous marraige, Sarai and Dove. The family she is sold into is told they must leave the land because the king no longer trusts them. Aly is approached by a god, the trickster Kyprioth, and given a wager. If she can keep Sarai and Dove alive till the end of the summer than he will send her home to her family. Aly accepts the wager figuring this is a great way to prove to her dad that she can be a spy.
Melissa, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Trickster's Choice|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 13.3%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 36.7%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
- an adult (general)
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Has magical/special powers?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- Average intelligence
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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