Synopses & Reviews
Thirteen-year-old DaIne has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student.
Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack.
"[T]his story, like all of Pierce's, moves fast and furiously from action to action, making it hard to put down." Children's Literature
"[E]xciting fantasy." School Library Journal
"A dynamic story sure to engross fantasy fans." Booklist
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.
About the Author
Tamora Pierce is a popular author of fantasy books for teenagers.