Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
Alanna the knight, Numair the mage, Daine the wolf-speaker and more! Favorite and unfamiliar characters in 11 tales, including three brand new stories!Collected here for the first time are six tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends.... show more
Alanna the knight, Numair the mage, Daine the wolf-speaker and more! Favorite and unfamiliar characters in 11 tales, including three brand new stories!Collected here for the first time are six tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy. Also included are four other fantasy stories . . . one set in a remote desert, two in an unknown town, and one set in a very familiar locale: New York City, in the present day. Also, as a bonus, there is a non-fantasy story set in contemporary Idaho that proves that Pierce's ability to spin a tale is not limited to realms of dragons and magic.
Publish date: April 10th 2012
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
This was a solid collection of stories. I enjoyed them all, with one rather shocking exception which I am afraid that I will go on at length about in a bit. None of them became instant favorites, but I am glad I read them. As is par for the course with Tamora Pierce, there is a preponderance of st...
I love Tamora Pierce, as I've mentioned numerous times before. The Tortall series is one of my absolute favorites, even though I haven't read the Beka Cooper series yet (it's on the list!) This is a collection of stories, most based in Tortall and its surrounding countries. Almost all had Tamora P...
I'm a fan of Tamora Pierce's young adult fantasies, which I discovered as an adult after a friend who loved her books from childhood was horrified when I asked her Tamora who? She can fall into a preachy political correctness, which can be seen from time to time in these shorts, but she also writes ...
Though I absolutely adore Tamora Pierce, and her Lioness books (actually, all her books) defined my childhood, I was less thrilled with this short story collection. I enjoyed it, yes. Newcomers to her work would not do well to start here, as most of the stories require knowledge of not only her worl...
A collection of short stories, some set in Tortall (mostly covering new ground and new characters although in one of my favorites we get to know Daine's dragon Kitten much better), some in slightly different fantasy settings, or even in our own, non-magical world. Some of the stories are simply bril...