Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
Novel: Emperor Mage
Author: Tamora Pierce
Genre: YA (Fantasy)
Daine sails to Carthak as part of a peace treaty delegated from Tortall. There, she is amazed by the strange and wondrous sights, including rooms filled with dinosaur bones and the Emperor Mage’s zoo. But she also senses a darkness beneath all the gold and glitter, a darkness that lies in wait. At the same time, Daine is discovering that her own wild magic is growing again, this time giving her powers both great and terrifying.
Emperor Mage is the third book in The Immortal series, which chronicles a time when the world is invaded by immortal creatures and a girl is born with a magical gift that could restore the very balance of nature.
(I will not be posting any spoilers! Only opinion for the sake of those of us who love to have our first look at a book be untainted by foreknowledge.)
For those of you who read my previous reviews you know I love this series but this novel is particular has a turning point for Daine and I feel even for Tamora Pierce and her writing. This novel (without giving anything away truly) is when you really start to see Daine in a new light and her character starts to grow. Instead of thinking of her as awkward in any way suddenly the main thing you think is just ‘human’. You grow to love Numair even more and see their friendship grow and Kitten is just a wonderful and amazing character. The cutest little dragon there ever was!!! This novel definitely earned its spot on my favorite shelf. The world that Daine gets a chance to visit and start to understand is so beautiful and inspiring that it is hard not to fall in love with at first. You learn just as she does which is a beautiful thing to find in a book.
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Would I suggest you read it:
Yes. If you have read the first two books then this novel and the next in the series (coming soon in reviews) are musts!
(Sorry, could not find many of the covers but you can check out the gallery on Tamora pierces website: http://www.tamora-pierce.com/galleries.html which features many of her numerous covers of her novels worldwide!)
Author’s Site: http://www.tamora-pierce.com/
Posted by Emma Michaels