Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,
Tamora Pierce created an exciting and detailed world. These stories have a large cast with a lot of background to keep track of, but Pierce does a good job of filling in details as needed. The protagonist, Aly, begins the story smart but foolhardy. She quickly gets herself into a mess full of gods, politics, and spy work. Kyprioth, a Trickster god of the sea, is my favorite character. The use of his character to progress the story is always done in an amusing fashion. While these stories are part of the Young Adult genre I think that they hold up for an adult audience as well.