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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 362
Edition language: English
Series: The Immortals (#1)
I had a long car-ride with my younger son over the winter holidays and was looking for something for us to listen to while I drove. I'd liked how the Full-Cast Audio recordings had worked for the stories that Tamora Pierce had written to be released on audiobook first, so jumped at the chance to re...
Though the pace is good, it took me awhile to be really sucked into the book. There's a lot of foreshadowing in the beginning, but it pays off. I felt the characters were well-developed, unique, and interesting. By the ending I did find myself wanting to read the next book in the series.
Spoiler Rating: High Best of Lizzys, Oh, lord. This book. It starts off so promising, but it never succeeds in becoming more than a shallow, fluffy story intended to reassure the children who read it that (a) actions don't have consequences, (b) all problems can be instantly and completely fix...
In the first book in this series, Daine, a 13 year old girl is capable of communicating with animals. Although this sounds interesting, the way the author handled it was more annoying than anything else. Daine is an orphan, who is trying to develop her skills while a war is going on. In her journeys...