WILD MAGIC by Tamora Pierce

WILD MAGIC

From the "Immortals" series, volume 1
Age Range: 10 & up
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Daine (13)--father unknown, mother killed by bandits--has "wild magic'': an empathy with animals so deep that, until she meets the wizard Numair, she's in danger of turning animal herself. Numair teaches her control just in time: something has freed the Immortals--dragons and griffins, who are not enemies; monstrous spidrons and Stormwings, who are and who have allied themselves with human marauders. When Numair's magic is nullified by other wizards, Daine's wild magic overcomes their enemies. Now she's free to find out who she is, why a badger visits her dreams, and who her father is. A feel-good epic--personable and sweet--in which animals are both buddies and supper. Despite the sitcom dialogue and characters like Lady Knight Alanna (she burps her babies with one hand, slays ogres with the other), Pierce makes both Daine and her quest likable. No doubt to be continued since, at the end, Daine is left with a baby dragon to raise. (Fiction. 10+)

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 978-1-4169-0343-7
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Atheneum
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1992




MORE BY TAMORA PIERCE

ChildrenTEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce
by Tamora Pierce
ChildrenBATTLE MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
by Tamora Pierce
ChildrenMASTIFF by Tamora Pierce
by Tamora Pierce

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenPEGASUS by Robin McKinley
by Robin McKinley
ChildrenTHE CUP AND THE CROWN by Diane Stanley
by Diane Stanley
ChildrenTHE BLACK WITCH by Laurie Forest
by Laurie Forest