City of the Rats by Emily Rodda

In this third installment of the Deltora Quest series, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine meet the strange merchant, Tom, ride some muddlets, meet the people of Noradz and their authoritarian Ra-Kacharz, discover where the food meant for the Palace of Del comes from, and enter the City of the Rats looking for the third gem to return to the Belt of Deltora.

If I had to choose just one, I think this would be my favorite Deltora Quest book. I love Noradz and the word play/evolution used there. It is in this book that the character of Jasmine begins to become more complex. Tom is also a pretty interesting, and likely realistic, character. As with the previous two books, as soon as I finished it, my 7 and 9 year old boys requested that I immediately buy the next book. I highly recommend the Deltora Quest series to people of all ages!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 29
Pages Read in 2016: 7310
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