Tempests and Slaughter - The Numair Chronicles 1 (Hardback)Tamora Pierce (author)
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The legend begins.
In Tempests and Slaughter, fans of Tamora Pierce will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a young man with unimaginable gifts and a talent for making vicious enemies.
The legend begins.
In the ancient halls of the Imperial University of Carthak, a young man has begun his journey to becoming one of most powerful mages the realm has ever known. Arram Draper is the youngest student in his class and has the Gift of unlimited potential for greatness . . . and of attracting danger.
At his side are his two best friends: clever Varice, a girl with too often-overlooked, and Ozorne, the 'leftover prince' with secret ambitions. Together, these three forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms.
But as Ozorne inches closer to the throne and Varice grows closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that one day - soon - he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.
In the Numair Chronicles, fans of Tamora Pierce will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a boy with unimaginable gifts and a talent for making deadly enemies.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 37 mm
'Rich in world-building detail, Tempests and Slaughter is a slow-burner that illuminates the personal and political intrigues at the heart of the Immortals quartet'
'Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace.'
LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
'Tamora Pierce creates epic worlds populated by girls and women of bravery, heart, and strength. Her work inspired a generation of writers and continues to inspire us.'
HOLLY BLACK, #1 New York Times bestselling author
'Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. Her complex, unforgettable heroines and vibrant, intricate worlds blazed a trail for young
adult fantasy-and I get to write what I love today because of the path she forged throughout her career. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration.'
SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author
'I take more comfort from and as great a pleasure in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels as I do from Game of Thrones.'
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Well what can I say. Tempests & Slaughter is a middle-of-the-road sort-of promising start to the new series by Tamora Pierce.
It tells the tale of Arram Draper, a gifted young mage who studies with his friends... More
“Gentler fantasy than the title suggests, but has plenty of magic, politics, plot and murder to keep readers intrigued”
The title Tempests and Slaughter is misleading, because while both those things feature in this novel, they’re slowly brewing under the surface. If readers go into this expecting battles or heists of the likes written... More
“Nostalgic fantasy fun”
Tamora Pierce was my teenaged self's J. K. Rowling (and L. J. Smith my Stephenie Meyer, still awaiting the final Night World book though!!) This was such a great nostalgic fun read, I loved seeing the early... More
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