Kathrine P, October 27, 2014 (view all comments by Kathrine P)
Dalne has been forced to leave her home at a young age, but manages to get a job handling the horses for the Queen's Riders. She possesses magic which allows her to communicate and control animals. Dalne learns to better manage her magic with the help of a master mage.
This book was fantastic in such a surprising way. I originally read this series in High school a few years back and fell in love with Tamora Pierce's writing style.I believe many may feel upset about the romance involved in the series due to the age gap between the characters (I know I did at first). If it were to have taken place in this day and age, there would be jail time involved. If you think about the time period in which the story occurs, however, it was a commonplace situation.
This is a great fantasy novel about a strong female protagonist. I would definitely recommend this novel since it is the beginning of one of my favorite series.
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mariah.jackson, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by mariah.jackson)
Tamora Pierce is one of my favourite authors, and The Immortals is my favourite quartet. Wild Magic introduces us to a new set of characters living in Tortall and brings back the characters from her previous quartet, Song of the Lioness. The writing is spectacular, as always, and the plot is fast-paced, and enthralling. After reading Wild Magic I couldn't wait to read the rest of the quartet, and see what else happens to Daine, the teenager who can communicate with animals. This is one book I couldn't set down until it was over.
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crowyhead, August 29, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Wild Magic introduces us to Daine, who has a special talent for communicating with animals that has landed her in deep, deep trouble on more than one occasion. Fortunately, she falls in with the warriors of Tortall, and begins to learn to control her gift with the help of Numair, a charming and powerful wizard. Daine's sense of awkwardness and her gradual realization that her gifts can be appreciated rather than feared are well-written, and this is another warm and exciting adventure from Tamora Pierce.
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emily.1779, July 24, 2006 (view all comments by emily.1779)
all of tamora pierces books are very, veeeery well written and are fun to read but this book and the books that follow it are some of my personal favs.
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Simon Pulse -
by Children's Literature,
"[T]his story, like all of Pierce's, moves fast and furiously from action to action, making it hard to put down."
by School Library Journal,
"A dynamic story sure to engross fantasy fans."
Now available in these rack-sized editions, Pierce's acclaimed books set in the magical medieval world of Tortall give longtime fans and new converts a chance to discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure.
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