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Tamora Pierce

Autor(a) de Alanna: The First Adventure

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About the Author

Author Tamora Pierce was born in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1954. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Alanna: The First Adventure, was published in 1983 and she became a full-time author in 1992. She writes fantasy mostrar mais books, mainly involving young heroines, for young adults. She is the author of numerous series including Song of the Lioness; The Immortals; Circle of Magic; Protector of the Small; The Circle Opens; Daughter of the Lioness; The Circle Reforged; Beka Cooper; and The Numair Chronicles. Her novel Battle Magic was a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Tamora Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure (1983) 7,361 exemplares
In the Hand of the Goddess (1984) 5,598 exemplares
Wild Magic (1992) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições5,509 exemplares
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986) 5,325 exemplares
Lioness Rampant (1988) 5,061 exemplares
Trickster's Choice (2003) 4,822 exemplares
First Test (Protector of the Small) (1999) 4,611 exemplares
Wolf-Speaker (1993) 4,516 exemplares
Emperor Mage (1995) 4,462 exemplares
The Realms of the Gods (1996) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições4,341 exemplares
Trickster's Queen (2004) 4,124 exemplares
Terrier (2006) 3,922 exemplares
Squire (2001) 3,918 exemplares
Page (2000) 3,899 exemplares
Lady Knight (2002) 3,866 exemplares
Sandry’s Book (1997) 3,764 exemplares
Tris's Book (1998) 3,169 exemplares
Daja's Book (1998) 3,065 exemplares
Briar's Book (1999) 2,873 exemplares
Magic Steps (2000) 2,823 exemplares
Street Magic (2001) 2,638 exemplares
The Will of the Empress (2005) 2,628 exemplares
Bloodhound (2009) 2,506 exemplares
Cold Fire (2002) 2,390 exemplares
Shatterglass (2003) 2,370 exemplares
Mastiff (2011) 1,531 exemplares
Melting Stones (2007) 1,419 exemplares
Song of the Lioness (2001) 1,087 exemplares
Tempests and Slaughter (2018) 1,040 exemplares
Battle Magic (2013) 738 exemplares
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Editor; Contribuidor; Introdução — 614 exemplares
The Immortals Quartet (2003) 559 exemplares
Protector of the Small Quartet (2004) 386 exemplares
Tortall: A Spy's Guide (2017) 307 exemplares
Trickster (2005) 304 exemplares
White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion (2007) 149 exemplares
Circle of Magic Quartet (1990) 42 exemplares
The Exile's Gift 41 exemplares
Beka Cooper: The Hunt Records (2012) 35 exemplares
The Gift of Power 19 exemplares
The Circle Opens Quartet (2001) 18 exemplares
Tempests and Slaughter 2 (2023) 5 exemplares
White Tiger #3 (2007) 5 exemplares
White Tiger #4 (2007) 4 exemplares
White Tiger #5 (2007) 4 exemplares
White Tiger #2 (2007) 3 exemplares
White Tiger #6 (2007) 3 exemplares
Untitled 2 exemplares
Exile 2 exemplares
First Test (Graphic Novel) (2024) 1 exemplar
The Dragon's Tale 1 exemplar
Elder Brother 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Dragonsong (1976) — Introdução, algumas edições6,910 exemplares
Enna Burning (2004) — Cast member, algumas edições1,823 exemplares
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 380 exemplares
Half-human (2001) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
My Little Red Book (2009) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Art of Amy Brown II (2010) — Introdução — 108 exemplares
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Prefácio — 103 exemplares
Legends of Red Sonja (2014) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Gods in Winter (1978) — Posfácio, algumas edições33 exemplares
Lost and Found (13-in-1) (2000) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The One Right Thing (2008) — Introdução, algumas edições11 exemplares


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Tamora Pierce is one of my all time favourite writers. I adore everything she puts her mind to and her Song of the Lioness was one of the first fandoms I really got in to. I devoured it and then turned to the rest of her backlist. I'd scour messenger boards for spoilers, read all available fanfiction and anxiously anticipate every new book. I spent months and then years reading and rereading everything.

I was lucky enough to have the chance to meet her and for a woman usually confident and capable of putting herself out there I could barely speak. I was bouncing off the walls before, during and after and my mother could not stop laughing at me for being so starstruck. But Tamora Pierce is my hero.

Before there was Hermione Granger, Tamora Pierce gave us heroines like Alanna, Daine, Kel, Daja, Sandry, Tris and all of the other wonderful characters she created. Female characters who were brave and fearless and daring and stubborn and kind. Characters who were dedicated and loyal and capable of epic badassery and characters who were confident of and in their beliefs and the ways they needed to act to encourage change.

Tamora Pierce delivers satisfying and believable characters arcs, lush world building and vivid adventure stories that spark the imagination and create passionate life long fans.

Circle of Magic introduces four teens, Sandrilene "Sandry" fa Toren, Daja Kisubo, Briar Moss and Trisana Chandler who are brought together when they are found to have magic. Discovered by Niklaren "Niko" Goldeye, a mage with a talent for finding hidden things, the four are mages with rare abilities.

Taken to Winding Circle Temple, the four are housed in Discipline cottage under the care of Dedicates Lark and Rosethorn and found mentors in their areas. Apart from weather mage Tris who is mentored by Niko, the rest all find mentors with the same magic. Thread magic for Lark and Sandry, plant magic for Rosethorn and Briar and smith magic for Daja and Dedicate Frostpine.

Each book sees the quartet develop their magic abilities separately and together and build strong bonds of family and friendship between each other and their mentors. With adventure, magic mishaps, pirates and a host of other complications, the Circle of Magic books are exciting and action packed reading for fantasy lovers.

The first book, The Magic in the Weaving, is Sandrilene "Sandry" fa Toren's book. Although written in third person, Sandry is at the heart of this book and the large majority focuses on her history and her magic.

Kind, caring and fiery about injustice, Sandry is the thread that weaves the gang together. Literally. I adored this bit;

Now that her magic was focused, the spindle was as visible to Sandry as if she worked on the spiral road at noon; so were the bits of her friends that they had put into her lumpy thread. Gently she touched Briar with a magical hand, and drew out a slim green fibre. From Tris she drew a blue one, the colour of deep, fresh water. Daja’s was the reddish orange of a hot coal fire. Her own was the honey colour of undyed silk and flax.

Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic #1: Magic In the Weaving . Scholastic. Kindle Edition.

She was orphaned when a plague took her parents and the ensuing mob killed her beloved nurse but remains a force of positivity for herself and others. She is the great niece of the current ruler of Emelan, Duke Verdis, has travelled all over and is always ready to stick up for the underdog. Sandry wins over the prickly hearts of the other three with her persistence and her loyal and big heart.

[Sandry] sighed. “Not you, too! No, my mind’s made up. I’ll make friends with whomever I want, so there. I just need more uvumi [patience].”

Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic #1: Magic In the Weaving . Scholastic. Kindle Edition.

I loved reading about the four discovering their powers and slowly becoming friends with each other. I love them all but Briar would have to be my favourite. His attitude, sarcasm and logic are just perfection. And his relationship with Rosethorn is fantastic. I love how they're both prickly but somehow manage to work past it to become family.

Just as he was about to stand, he saw the trick. “You’ll hang me in the well.” Rosethorn sighed. That foot tapped again, impatient now. “No, I won’t. I water this garden with what’s in there – I’m not about to poison it.” This made sense.

Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic #1: Magic In the Weaving . Scholastic. Kindle Edition.

Rosethorn is a total badass and I love how Briar looks up to her.

“No. Listen, you four,” Rosethorn said, “while you’re here, address problems or questions or needs to Lark. She likes children, the Green Man alone knows why. “I don’t like children in my garden – not without my say so, anyway,” she added with a glance at Briar. “Play somewhere else. Tell Lark where you go, always. Me, you leave alone. And that workshop on the side of the house, the one that’s mostly wood? That’s mine, too. Touch anything in there, and you will die the worst death I can invent.” She looked at each of them in turn, then smiled, showing teeth. “I’m glad we had this little talk.”

Placing her napkin beside her plate, Rosethorn went outside. For a moment there was silence. Then Lark said, “Her bark is worse than her bite.”
“Bet her bite’s poisonous,” muttered Daja.
“And with the bark you die slow,” added Tris. They grinned, then remembered that merchants and Traders disliked each other, and turned away.

Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic #1: Magic In the Weaving . Scholastic. Kindle Edition.

The fight to save Little Bear was funny. I loved that Sandry had managed to make the others feel obligated to help. Tris irritated me a little bit with that though, I wanted her to be a bit more willing. And if she wasn't, fine but she really annoyed me when she told Sandry to be quiet because the fight was already bad enough. Have some guts. Just because Tris screwed up with the magic, doesn't change the fact that the boys were in the wrong beating up an animal. I liked that Sandry was going to bat for him.

And I loved Briar and his shakkan plant

Briar sought out his shakkan as soon as he returned to the cottage. It had taken no harm from the quake; the shallow dish was uncracked, the earth inside just as he’d left it. Putting his hands on the thick trunk to thank the tree, he now felt the power that had been hidden in it before, sunk deep in each fibre. It also had buds at the end of each twig. “None of that,” he warned, starting to pinch them off. “Your helping me doesn’t mean I’ll let you grow any which-way.” He felt something like a tree-sigh under his hands. The shakkan thought, Perhaps one new bud? “Oh, all right,” Briar said. “Which do you want to keep?”

Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic #1: Magic In the Weaving . Scholastic. Kindle Edition.

The shakkan totally deserves a new bud for helping save them.

The friendship between them all gets off to a rough start but soon develops into mutual respect, affection and loyalty and it was great. Plus their little found family with their mentors was perfection. I particularly enjoyed how they use their powers to save themselves when they end up trapped in the cavern with Little Bear.

A classic fantasy series with magic, friendships and adventure. 5 stars.
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funstm | 47 outras críticas | Nov 24, 2023 |
Book two in my first adult re-read of my beloved Immortals series.

A few other reviews criticise the book for having Daine fend for herself for much of it, cut off from Numair and her other familiar friends. On the other hand, I kind of like the sense of solitude that permeates this book, and Daine's ability to find allies of all sorts in a strange and hostile land.

Overall an enjoyable and comforting book to return to.
weemanda | 44 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
Book 3 in the first adult re-read of my beloved Immortals series.

Finally we get to visit Carthak, the empire that's caused so much trouble throughout the series. I rather like the setting - it's a bit different from the usual stock fantasy empire, taking its influences from classical Roman and Egyptian cultures as well as diverse African cultures.

It was also interesting to re-read in light of having just read Tempests and Slaughter.
weemanda | 36 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
I was afraid to read this again as an adult - the last time I read this I was a teen reading this book over and over, absolutely enthralled. I was worried that re-reading it again now I'd see flaws and the magic would be ruined.

But instead reading this book was like coming home. I was reluctant to finish, wanting to linger in the world for as long as possible.

I love all the settings - on the road with Onua, the Palace, Pirates Swoop, and the cast of characters who all seem so welcoming.

Maybe I'll make re-reading this a regular thing again!
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weemanda | 75 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |



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