Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle Opens quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.Briar Moss been training four years as a plant mage, but he hasn't put his past behind him. He meets a... show more
Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle Opens quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.Briar Moss been training four years as a plant mage, but he hasn't put his past behind him. He meets a street girl, Evvy, using powerful magic to polish stones for a merchant, and resolves to find her a teacher. But Briar understands the city's gangs as well as he understands Evvy. When gang warfare breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is seeking a stone mage to lead them to hidden gems. Only Briar and his magic can offer Evvy protection. Swept up in a bloody conflict, Briar must decide if he's ready to make the final step away from his former life as a "street rat".
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 15th 2006
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
Series: The Circle Opens (#2)
After reading the second installment in The Circle of Magic books, I see that they aren't chronological. The simply follow the four heroes introduced in the first quartet as they go on new adventures. They all seem to take place roughly four years after the events in The Circle of Magic books. Str...
11/21/13 ** When I first read this quartet several years ago, I enjoyed it, but didn't think it was among Pierce's best work. On a second read and after reading books in the third series in this world, my appreciation has grown. As Pierce did so well in the Tortall world, the reader can see hints ...
I liked this book where Briar, the student, becomes Briar the teacher. Tamora Pierce is known for her strong female protagonists in her young adult high fantasies and she's unapologetic about that. I've seen her state more than once that little boys and young men have enough fictional heroes they ca...
Tamora Pierce is always a great read but this one just wasn't my favorite! Her style is there and the characters are great.
After becoming a council-recognized mage in his own right (at only 13!), Briar and his crotchety teacher Rosethorn start traveling their world, seeking new magics and spreading knowledge of their own. Briar has taken to cultivating the magical equivalent of bonsai trees, and while selling them in t...