Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 4 of the Circle of... show more
Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 4 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, former "street rat" Briar leads a comfortable life at Winding Circle Temple, learning plant magic from his teacher Rosethorn. But street kids are still his friends, and when one of them gets sick, she turns to Briar for help. As the mysterious illness spreads, Sandry, Daja, and Tris join Briar and their teachers to fight the epidemic. But just as the situation improves, the unthinkable happens. Will Briar be able to save what he loves most?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 2000
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
Series: Circle of Magic (#4)
(This review has a minor spoiler.) I continue to read The Circle of Magic/Circle Opens books in a very bizarre order, but I can at least tell any interested readers that it is not super duper necessary to read them in order. I would definitely say start with Sandry's Book/Magic in the Weaving bec...
Solid end to the series. Nice to see the fantasy world having as much difficulty with an epidemic as the human one.
This is the fourth book in the Circle of Magic series, set in a completely different world than Pierce's Tortall books. Coming to this series after those books, I felt I had taken a step back, since they were written earlier than her later books in that universe, and Pierce grew as a writer through ...
OK, finally. The book that justifies my nostalgic expectations for this series. Sandry's Book got a pass through the potential of the characters being introduced and the full weight of re-experiencing these books for the first time. But with Tris's Book and Daja's Book that nostalgia began to spread...
Briar escaped life as a homeless young thief when his magic was discovered. Since then, he has renamed himself and, to a certain extent, reinvented himself. He realizes how much he's changed in skills, outlook and assumptions (like trusting authorities, or actually *wanting* to be clean) when one ...