So I was knocking around in this Hairpin thread because lord knows I can't resist a conversation about Margaret Atwood, and somehow I ended up linking the blogge due to a side-convo about Tamora Pierce fandom, and then I realized that I needed to do another Pierce book for FFF. So today you get the first volume in the Daughter of the Lioness duology, Trickster's Choice. This book has a pretty hefty cast and I've cut it down rather drastically, so, apologies if I left out one of your favorites (chances are I did. Sorry Fesgao! I love you, really I do!).
Alianne of Pirate's Swoop: played by Saorise Ronan, Aly is the smart-but-shiftless daughter of Alanna the Lioness and George Cooper. After not quite running away from home, she was captured by pirates and sold into slavery in the Copper Isles. But a divine being has other plans for her.
Kyprioth: played by Hrithik Roshan, Kyprioth is the dethroned patron god of the Copper Isles and is known as the Trickster in Tortall. George Cooper's patron deity, he's had his eye on Aly for awhile.
Nawat Crow: played by Robert Sheehan, Nawat is a crow who takes the shape of a man in order to aid Aly in her role in the Balitang household.
Saraiyu Balitang: played by Saira Choudhry, Sarai is the oldest Balitang daughter, a headstrong, beautiful girl whom the raka believe is the "twice-royal" of an ancient prophecy.
Dovasary Balitang: played by Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Dove is Sarai's younger sister. She is quieter and more scholarly (and totally badass).
Ulasim Dodeka: played by Naveen Andrews, Ulasim is the Balitangs' footman, a free raka and the "general" of the raka conspiracy within the Balitang household and elsewhere.
Chenaol: played by Shabana Azmi, Chenaol is the Balitang cook and serves as armorer for the revolutionaries.
Prince Bronau Jimajen: played by Peter Mooney, Bronau is a luarin (white) prince, the younger son of the Jimajen house and Rubinyan's brother. Ambitious and untrustworthy, he courts Sarai as part of an attempted power-grab.
Prince Rubinyan Jimajen: played by Joaquin Phoenix, Rubinyan is married to Imajane and with her serves as regent while the Rittevon heir, Dunevon, grows up.
Princess Imajane Rittevon: played by Nicole Kidman, Imajane is the only surviving adult child of the previous Rittevon king; however, as a woman she cannot inherit the throne proper. As you may imagine, this makes her...bitter.