Search Results: "Tamora Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOODHOUND by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2009

"After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story—much like Beka's own method—builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In this second volume in Pierce's historical Tortall trilogy, Beka Cooper is now a junior Dog (police officer) in the Corus slums. Read full book review >

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STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD FIRE by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"An absolute must for fans of the series, the minimal backstory also makes this an exciting and thoughtful stand-alone fantasy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pierce turns somber in her saga of young mages-in-training (Street Magic, 2000, etc.), as the smith-mage Daja encounters a more sinister side to fire—and humanity. Read full book review >

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WOLF-SPEAKER by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Fantasy fodder, but only for the famished. (Fiction. 10+)"
Pierce continues the story of Daine and her mentor Numair (Wild Magic, 1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A mixed bag with many ardent, needful tales of girls discovering inner resources. (Short stories/fantasy. 12-16)"
In this collection, Pierce's fantasy worlds teem with a wide variety of heroines: math prodigies, shepherds and martial artists, primarily girls of color, mostly fighting sexism. Read full book review >

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TRICKSTER’S QUEEN by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Thrilling fun, despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A mix of best and worst in this exciting but oddly paced conclusion to the Trickster duet. Read full book review >

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WILD MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"No doubt to be continued since, at the end, Daine is left with a baby dragon to raise. (Fiction. 10+)"
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. Read full book review >

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MELTING STONES by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Related in a strongly individual voice, expertly set in context without longwinded explanations and well-stocked with nuanced characters of several ages and species, this suspenseful tale is lit up with magic. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this first print edition of a tale originally conceived of and published as an audiobook (2007), the magic of Evumeimei Dingzai, a rough-edged young stone mage last met in Street Magic (2001), is tested to its limits on (and under) an island afflicted with mysterious dead zones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASTIFF by Tamora Pierce
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"An involving police procedural wrapped in fantasy clothing, this novel provides both crackerjack storytelling and an endearingly complex protagonist. (Fantasy/mystery. 12 & up)"
Pierce's sturdy policewoman Beka Cooper returns for a triumphant trilogy conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADY KNIGHT by Tamora Pierce
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"Appropriately larger in scope than the other volumes in this series and featuring vivid involvement with the young knight's dogged determination and physical feats, this gripping climax sees Kel fulfill her destiny and earn her legend-name. (Fantasy. YA)"
This fourth and final entry in the compelling Protector of the Small series finds 18-year-old Keladry of Mindelan (finally a full knight) handed a profound and confusing destiny by an immortal source. Read full book review >

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LIONESS RAMPANT by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"Nevertheless, some young readers will rejoice to have the tale rounded out. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The conclusion of the saga of Alanna, warrior-magician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOMAN WHO RIDES LIKE A MAN by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1986

"This fantasy provides food for introspection as well as flights of imagination into a magical kingdom. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Courage, skill, and magic are qualities that characterize 18-year-old Alanna in this third volume of the Song of the Lioness series. Read full book review >