Wild Magic

Wild Magic

Book - 2005
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The mage Numair, the knight Alanna, and Queen Thayet enlist thirteen-year-old Daine's help to battle the dreadful immortal creatures that have recently begun to attack the kingdom of Tortall. Tamora Pierce has captivated the imaginations of readers everywhere with her acclaimed books set in the magical medieval world of Tortall. For longtime fans and new converts, here is a chance to discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure. In Wild Magic, all the orphaned Daine wants is a job. What she finds is magic. Hired by the Queen's Riders because of her knack with animals, Daine soon reveals that not only do animals obey her, but they also understand her words. But Daine must learn to trust humans before she can use her magic to save the kingdom. In Wolf-speaker, a threatened wolf pack summons the only human they know who can listen to their messages of danger-orphaned Daine. Daine believes the wolves' message of peril, but the danger and intrigue brewing in Dunlath Valley are far beyond anything she imagined. In Emperor Mage, Daine sails to Carthak as part of a peace treaty delegation from Tortall. While healing the emperor's captive birds, Daine discovers a new and terrifying dimension of her wild magic: She can bring dead creatures back to life. What is she to do with such immense power? Finding out the answer nearly costs Daine her life. 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2005.
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse ed.
ISBN: 9781416903437
1416903437
Branch Call Number: Y FIC PIER
Characteristics: 362, [11] p. : map ; 18 cm.

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PinesandPrejudice May 05, 2017

It's so nice to be back in the world of Tortall. I'll be honest, I was not Daine's biggest fan but she grew on me. This adventure was less interesting but I feel it was building up toward something more. It was fantastic to see Alanna, George, Jon, and their children. I am looking forward to how this story develops and delving into it further.

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abcedmillered
Jul 05, 2016

My best friend and I love Pierce's fantasy series ever since we were in middle school. These were the first female characters that I could really identify with. Strong role models!

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nidofito
Apr 03, 2015

Being over a decade years old, Wild Magic, has a completely different feel from the current popular YA novels. I like the straight forward and to-the-point writing style of the book. It's a strange feeling, almost like relief, finding your protagonist sound and ACT like a young teenager, yet still have the maturity that comes with living a hard life. The book is a wonderful start to The Immortals series and I can't to read the next one.

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teresadao
Jun 21, 2014

A great book, new magic, we are reunited with some characters from Tamora Pierce's previous series, Song of the Lioness. I didn't think the ending was very good though.

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SaigeofInsanity
Nov 11, 2013

Definitely a choice read.

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foxylady31
Aug 14, 2013

First book of the quartet and it was great from beginning to end. magic, fantasy, intregue and well put together. I loved it

jwadlow Aug 22, 2012

This book was cool.

Padawan_OLaina Sep 07, 2011

This book is great. If you like reading about magic you'll love this book. I really like Daine's magic.

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okamihime
Mar 22, 2011

LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors.

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okamihimetsubasa
Mar 22, 2011

LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!Its a must read for people who like fantasy in medieval ages.Tamora Pierce is awesome!(and so are her books=D)

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