by Tamora Pierce
Quote: "Well, I have good news and better news," she told them. "The good news is that Topabaw has a spy in this household." As they stiffened she quickly added, "The better news is that it's me."
It was so much easier to get into this sequel than it was the first book. Rebellion, intrigue, deception, cute little magical beings that help Aly spy! Nawat was mainly absent in this one as he left to help the rebellions on the other island so he could become his own person and came back all manly and such. I love cute confused crow/man Nawat but that's ok, he had to develop eventually.
Aly proved herself a capable spy master. And while I knew that she would end up staying with her new family, I'm a little disappointed. Her whole motivation was to get home but she didn't want to leave these people with a mess. Then she cleaned up the mess and decides that she's going to stay anyway. Whateves, didn't really love that.