‘Tortall: A Spy’s Guide’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 75/200


Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce

eBook Edition

Finished on 5/18/2018


Description: The secrets of Tortall are revealed. . . .

As Tortall’s spymaster, George Cooper has sensitive documents from all corners of the realm. When Alanna sends him a surprising letter, he cleans out his office and discovers letters from when King Jonathan and Queen Thayet first ascended the throne, notes on creating the Shadow Service of spies, threat-level profiles on favorite characters, Daine’s notes on immortals, as well as family papers, such as Aly’s first report as a young spy and Neal’s lessons with the Lioness. This rich guide also includes the first official timeline of Tortallan events from when it became a sovereign nation to the year Aly gives birth to triplets. Part history, part spy training manual, and entirely fascinating, this beautiful guide makes a perfect gift and is ideal for anyone who loves Alanna, King Jonathan, Queen Thayet, Kel, Neal, Aly, Thom, Daine, Numair, and the unforgettable world of Tortall!

Genres: Fantasy, YA, Collector’s Book, Coffee Table Book

An Eclectic Mix of information and letters from Tortall 

Spoiler-ific review

I skimmed this one. Clocking in at 320pages, this is a collection of eclectic fictional letters and spy documents written up in-character by George the Whisper Man about the various people who populate Tortall and surrounding lands. This is the ultimate for-fans-only sort of book. This is NOT where you should start reading this series, as it both contains spoilers as well as doesn’t contain anything resembling plot or characterization. I was only half-interested, so I just glanced through it.

Stay Sunny!

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