Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 80 general entries. We are selecting 30 for display.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Dovasary. Sarai fought Bronau with her sword and Ali stabbed him, but it was Dove who finally killed the Prince with her bow and arrow.
The Kyprish Isles. The Isles were renamed the "Copper Isles" when the luarin invaders of the Eastern Lands invaded.
|What is the general name given to the brown-skinned natives of the Copper Isles?||Trickster's Choice
Raka. They ruled the Copper Isles until around 174 HE (Human Era) when the luarin, or white people, took over.
|Part way into the book Aly finally decided what she wanted to do with her life. What did she want to become?||Trickster's Choice
A spy. Neither George nor Alanna were very happy about this.
"Not this work [spying] Alianne. I have to endure it when your father does it. I don't have to accept it from you." -Alanna
Kyprioth. Kyprioth (a.k.a. the Trickster or the Crooked God) was the patron god of the Copper Isles before the raka invasion. After this the principal gods removed is title as the patron god of the Copper Isles and made him the god of the seas.
|Aly decided to sail to Port Legann to give her parents some time alone (not to mention that she didn't get on well with her mother, Alanna), but on her way there her boat was taken by pirates. Oh no! Where was Aly initially captured?||Trickster's Choice
Griffen Cove. When Aly was in the slave pen she tried to make herself as undesirable as possible - broken nose, swollen eye, scar across one eyebrow - so that no one would buy her as a "bedwarmer".
|George rode to Port Caynn after receiving news that one of his men was hiding out there. What was this man's name?||Trickster's Choice
Landfall. Unfortunately Alanna returned home from war the day after George left. :(
|True or false? The Balitang household finds out about Aly's true identity, and are mad at her.||Trickster's Choice
f. They never find out about Aly. Aly's father comes for her, but Aly decides she needs to stay with the Balitangs. Thank you for taking my quiz. I hope you enjoyed it.
Her father George. George comes for his daughter. They are quite close.
He wasn't killed. Of course Nawat isn't killed. He and Aly have to end up together.
|True or False? Sarai and Bronau get married and decide to live in Tortall.||Trickster's Choice
f. Bronau is killed, right after he kills Sarai's father.
Nawat. The correct answer is Nawat. He is a crow that turned into a human. He wants to mate with Aly. It is all very interesting, especially when he wants to feed her grubs and ambush her attackers with his crow flock.
f. Bronau is courting Dove's sister, the beautiful Sarai.
|What is one reason people stare at Sarai, the half raka daughter of Mequen's first marriage?||Trickster's Choice
Because she is beautiful.. Because she is very beautiful. Also because she is an heir to the throne.
|Aly goes into the service of the Balitang family. Of what nobility is Mequen, leader of the household?||Trickster's Choice
Duke. Mequen is a duke. He is exiled, in fact.
Blue. Yes, Aly's hair was blue. She dyed it because blue hair was all the rage at the university.
|Okay, here is an easy question to start out the "Trickster's Choice" quiz. True or false? Aly's parents are Jonathan and Thayet?||Trickster's Choice
f. The answer is false. Aly's parents are George and Alanna. Jonathan and Thayet are the king and queen of Tortall.
|The 'kudarung' are the winged messengers of the Isles. 'Kuda' is an Indonesia word meaning what?||Trickster's Similarities
horse. The kudarung, of course, are flying horses. The Indonesian words for 'wing', 'message' and 'fly' are 'sayap', 'pesan' and 'terbang' respectively.
tropical jungle. Being so close to the equator, Indonesia is hot and wet for most of the year.
Pohon. 'Inti', 'Rajmuat' and 'Tanair' are not in fact Indonesian words.
|Both countries were invaded by foreigners and later freed. We know the luarin occupied the Copper Isles, but who were Indonesia's oppressors?||Trickster's Similarities
Dutch. Indonesia was freed on 17 August 1945. The 17th of August is now their annual Independence Day.
Wayan. All options are traditional Balinese names. The first child is always called 'Wayan', the second 'Made', the third 'Nyoman' and the fourth 'Ketut'. If there are more than four children, the naming begins from the top again.
banana. While on the road between Dimari and Tanair in 'Trickster's Chioce' the Balitangs and their servants and guards eat 'a cold lunch of bread, dates, and sticky rice dumplings stuffed with beef and steamed in banana leaves'.
Balitang. Bali is the tourist capital of Indonesia and is one of the country's approximate 17,670 islands.
archipelagos. I don't know about the Copper Isles, but Indonesia is the largest archipelago on Earth.
|At the end of the book, having completed her side of her bargain with Kyprioth, does Aly go back home to Tortall?||Trickster's Queen
no, she stays and helps. She stays in the Copper Isles and becomes Dove's Chief of Intelligence and the Master Spy for the Cpper Isles. She also marries Nawat and they have a child.
Yes. Rubinyan does indeed die; he wasn't very nice.
|After the final battle, princess Imajane is locked in her room. What does she do?||Trickster's Queen
throws herself out of the window. Aly sees her from the entrance to the Rittevon Enclosure and is very disturbed. She refuses to look at the window where she knows the queen is because she doesn't want to witness her death.
|Topabaw is the chief of intelligence in the Copper Isles. What does he do to Aly so that she will divulge secrets about the Balitangs?||Trickster's Queen
he gives her wine laced with truth spells. While Aly does get drugged with the truth spells, she doesn't divulge anything. She goes into her liar's palace and tells Topabaw everything he WANTS to hear.
|When Aly goes to the Rittevon palace she meets the man in charge of the King's Guard. Does he threaten Aly or compliment her on her prodigious skill?||Trickster's Queen
he compliments her. He compliments Aly quite profusely on her skill, especially since she remembered to look up, you know, at the ceiling, the place everyone forgets in most books and movies.
|Saraiyu and Dovasary Balitang are sisters, both of them with the Rittevon (Luarin) and Haiming (Raka) blood lines...why is this important?||Trickster's Queen
it makes them twice royal, part of a Raka prophecy that fuels the rebellion. The prophecy of the twice royal queen was thought to be answered through Sarai, the hotheaded beautiful one, but it was actually Dove, the younger, smarter, more sensible one who came through for the Raka. Sarai ran away to marry a Carthaki Healer.