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By Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce brings readers one other Tortall event! Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the 1st woman knight in Tortall. younger Aly follows within the quieter footsteps of her father, even if, delighting within the paintings of spying. while she is captured and offered as a slave to an exiled royal family members within the far off Copper Islands, it truly is this ability that makes a distinction in a global packed with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods. this can be the 1st of 2 books that includes Alianne.

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The duchess smiled. “Of path. you return from the land of battling girls like Queen Thayet, the Lioness, and Keladry of Mindelan,” she remarked, laying an emerald strand flat at the seat beside her. “Doubtless you are feeling bare with out a weapon on your hand. ” Aly frowned on the mass of silk in her lap. “Your Grace, you just pay attention in regards to the struggling with ladies simply because they take advantage of noise,” she advised the duchess. “Most of Tortall’s girls wouldn’t contact a sword for those who begged them to. we've all types of ladies between us, you recognize. ” Winnamine raised completely plucked brown eyebrows. “And which type are you, to be the god’s selected? ” she requested, her voice a whisper. Aly shrugged. “I’m the harassed kind. ” That resolution startled a giggle out of Winnamine. Fesgao and his males eased out of the jungle and over to the lead wagon. Mequen and Sergeant Veron got here to face with the duchess and Aly. Fesgao introduced a keep on with him. He used it to attract a coarse map within the airborne dirt and dust of the line. “There’s fourteen of them, on both sides of the line ahead of it crosses a bridge,” he instructed them. “This creek joins a much bigger movement there. It’s perhaps a mile forward. ” the opposite 4 men-at-arms nodded their contract. Mequen requested the query that Aly desired to ask: “Are they opponents, or neighborhood? ” “Poor males, Your Grace,” acknowledged one other scout. “And women—two of them, besides. The guns are both outdated or they’re farm guns. They’re no longer royal killers, simply renegade jungle raka. ” Aly may well believe the comfort that rose from the duke and duchess. “Well, if we pass ahead, now that we’re warned, we will be able to struggle them off,” acknowledged the duke. “Or we will fall again to city and ship the neighborhood squaddies to wash them out. ” “They’ll vanish from the world in the event that they imagine we all know they have been the following, Your Grace,” acknowledged Veron gruffly. “Then the raka canines will move after the following prey to go upwind of them. ” Aly scratched her head. In for a calf, in for a bull, she idea, and stated, “I don’t recognize if this may paintings, Your Grace, and that i wish you forgive my boldness, yet what for those who ship males to come back up on their backs? ” “We may well strike from behind,” Fesgao acknowledged. If he’d taken offense over Veron’s comment approximately raka canines, his face didn't convey it. “And you'll assault from the line. they might be stuck among us. ” Veron checked out Aly and shook his head. “From the lips of babies shall the reality come unadorned,” he stated, quoting a proverb. “If we're prepared to probability casualties, Your Grace, shall we make sure this rabble won’t harass our provide caravans sooner or later. ” “Instruct your males, sergeant,” Mequen acknowledged. “How lengthy may still we wait until eventually we set out? ” inside of moments Fesgao and the opposite scouts, in addition to of Ulasim’s footmen who may possibly shoot, had vanished again into the jungle. Winnamine counted slowly to 1 hundred whereas orders traveled down the road of servants and wagons. The wheel was once placed again on its wagon; Aly was once ordered to take a seat with the youngsters and hold them calm. nobody thought of giving her a weapon. In each slaveholding nation it used to be unlawful to provide guns to slaves.

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