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For years the Empress of Namorn has pressed her young cousin, Lady Sandrilene fa Toren, to visit her vast lands within the Empire's borders. Sandry has avoided the invitation for as long as it was possible. Now Sandry has agreed to pay that overdue visit. Sandry's uncle promises guards to accompany her. But they're hardly a group of warriors! They're her old friends from Winding Circle: Daja, Tris, and Briar. Sandry hardly knows them now. They've grown up and grown apart. Sandry isn't sure they'll ever find their old connection again — or if she even wants them to.

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"Readers will enjoy being reacquainted with these older but still very well-developed characters." School Library Journal

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"A standalone tour de force, this will gratify Circle devotees and ensnare new readers for the series." Booklist (Starred Review)

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"[A] surprisingly rich adventure....Satisfying." Kirkus Reviews

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"Pierce's voluminous book starts slowly, but once it gets rolling she proves again that she is still a very good, page-turning storyteller." Children's Literature

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"A delightful page-turner, though perhaps best enjoyed by readers already familiar with the characters." KLIATT

About the Author

Tamora Pierce was born on December 13, 1954. She and her family moved around a lot, but she spent most of her childhood in Pennsylvania. Her father introduced her to writing, and by the time she was in the seventh grade, she was writing her own fiction, poems, and plays. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a BA in liberal arts in 1976. In her junior year of college, Tamora published her first short story, which inspired her to take a writing class her senior year. She moved to Manhattan to pursue a publishing career, where her agent convinced her to turn a novel she had written her first year after college into four children's books.

Tamora's fantasy novels for young readers are noted for their strong female protagonists and their imaginative, well-drawn plots. She enjoys writing for teenagers because she hopes to be helping kids in that difficult age group. She attributes her success to her writing mentors and authors she read growing up. She is actively trying to create more female role models through her works. She says that "guy heroes" still greatly outnumber "girl heroes." It is not that she has anything against males, and boys often play strong, positive roles in her books. However, she wants to let girls know that they "too can get out there and DO things right along with guys."

A woman with wide-ranging interests, Tamora continues to focus her research in specific areas, many of which eventually become incorporated into her fantasy novels for teens. For instance, she is interested in medieval customs; she studies Japanese, Central Asian, and Arabic history and culture, the American Civil War, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. She visits schools as often as she can in order to meet her readers, and reading remains her own favorite pastime. She belongs to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Authors Guild. She has her own Internet web page, and she even has online fan clubs on AOL, Yahoo, and Geocities, as well as other places on the Web.

Tamora lives with her husband Tim and their three cats as well as other animals they rescue from parks.

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Alexandria Rhiner, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Alexandria Rhiner)
Awesome book! I loved how they came back together after traveling.
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Book Reviewer, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Book Reviewer)
This book was amazing. All the main characters were back together again and the adventure this time is so exciting. I just couldn't put it down! I was on the edge of my seat half the time and every time I'd have to stop reading I'm always trying to think of what will happen next. It's the longest book in the series so far and every bit of it is great.
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06phal, December 10, 2007 (view all comments by 06phal)
Well I havent read the Will of the Empress but I can say that the first series were really good. Each book, although focusing primarily upon one of the group, did not leave out the others. The language used was extremely vivid and capturing, and the plot was suprisingly unpredictable. I sincerely hope that this book is a worthy continuation of the previous series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439441728
Author:
Pierce, Tamora
Publisher:
Scholastic
Author:
Peirce, Tamora
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 560 pages Scholastic - English 9780439441728 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers will enjoy being reacquainted with these older but still very well-developed characters."
"Review" by , "A standalone tour de force, this will gratify Circle devotees and ensnare new readers for the series."
"Review" by , "[A] surprisingly rich adventure....Satisfying."
"Review" by , "Pierce's voluminous book starts slowly, but once it gets rolling she proves again that she is still a very good, page-turning storyteller."
"Review" by , "A delightful page-turner, though perhaps best enjoyed by readers already familiar with the characters."
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