Next up on my reading list is Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce.
I have heard a lot of good things about Tamora Pierce, but I have yet to read any of her books. I fell in love with the cover of this one and my friend told me it could easily be my introduction to this author, so I’m not just reading it because I’m the type to judge a book by its cover.
(It really is pretty, though, isn’t it?)
All joking aside, it really is time for me to read more new authors, so I’m hoping this one will be good.
Tempests and Slaughter
by Tamora Pierce
Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.
In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.
3 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce”
I really enjoyed the Tamora Pierce books I read when I was young, but I haven’t read any of her recent work. This one is really pretty though, and I’m interested in picking it up, too. I hope you enjoy!
I’m about 150 pages in, and I’m really liking it so far!
Not much has happened, plot-wise, but the author really manages to shape a fascinating world and interesting and likeable characters.
Ooh, that’s good! It’s always nice when the necessary worldbuilding and set-up is also interesting.