Alyssa Rosenberg says everything I was trying to say about the plot in relation to slavery, inequality, humanity, etc. but so much better. For anyone who’s read the book (there are HUGE SPOILERS) and Tamora Pierce in general, I highly recommend it. You can find it here.
Due to a combination of finals and my brain being burnt out for the last couple weeks, I’ve been reading at a snail’s pace. Hopefully I”ll post a review/rambling sometime soon.