You guys. You guys. You guys. We’ve made it to one of my FAVORITE books written by Tamora Pierce. Well, one of my favorite Tortall books. But we’ll get to Shatterglass in like six months when I start reviewing the Circle of Magic. ANYWAY.
The Plot: It’s been three years since the “Immortals War” has begun. It’s not officially a war, of course, but that doesn’t stop Jonathan and Thayet from sending a peace delegation to Carthak–the empire across the sea–to negotiate peace talks. Among the delegates are Alanna, Numair, and Daine (who was invited to heal the Emperor’s sick birds). Numair was friends with the emperor, many years ago, until he had to flee for his life. The already tense peace talks are made more interesting when a mysterious goddess loses patience with the godless emperor… and decides to use Daine as her messenger.