NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tamora Pierce’s long-awaited return to the magical world of Winding Circle — now in drums of war are. Battle Magic is the eleventh book set in the Emelanese Universe. The book is a prequel to The Will of the Empress, where accounts of a war are described. 7 Oct Battle Magic is the latest in Tamora Pierce’s series of Emelan novels, which include The Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets, and.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. That could have been so interesting and could have been used to influence the larger events, but really did nothing but vanish into thin air. The action is set in the fictional countries of Gyongxe and Yanjing as they become embroiled in war.

Mar 28, ambyr rated it it was ok Shelves: Definitely check this out. I was excited about the plot, which was so built up during The Will of the Empress—will be shortened to tWoE for the rest of the review.

In Will of the Empress Briar is a complete womanizer and we see brief glints of that here, but in a forced, “you know he becomes a womanizer so let me drop hints here” way rather than in a natural character growth way. The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in Oct 12, Li rated it it was ok.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Rosethorn, who has never behaved this way before, spends the first half of the book yearning for the lover she left back home and then promptly climbs into bed with someone else to help ‘restore herself’ or some such ridiculousness.

Feb 24, Jade marked it as to-read Shelves: Now we finally do! Jul 31, ReadWriteLove28 rated it really liked it.

Oct 10, Lark rated it did not like it Shelves: Briar, his teacher Rosethorn, and his student Evvy are almost done traveling the world when the end up in the middle of a war. We appreciate your feedback. Sep 19, Fran added it Shelves: Also, I will talk more about the “gods” specifically in my next category, but making it so that the protagonists of the novel forget novel gattle of the story, such as gods themselves and the main magic stuff, does nothing.

This story has been hyped up a great deal.

He’s shaken by what he sees in the garden at the end, people being used for fertilizer for plants, but not really scarred. It is bloody and cruel and entirely unrepentant. Mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy are visiting the mystical mountain kingdom of Gyongxe when they are suddenly called away. Don’t get me wrong, I love Rosethorn, but her storyline added to the unnecessary divine aspects of the world.


The battle scenes all feel disjointed and distant, like you’re reading a general’s report of the action rather than with the characters in the midst of it. In we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard.

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And then that quest? Why didn’t I mention them before? I really really so wish that Pierce had stuck to the original ideas for the Circle Universe instead of bagtle divine powers. View or edit your browsing history.

Buy the selected items together This item: One of those lands evil emperor alert! The scenes of her torture are harrowing.

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It also gives the unfortunate addition of divine magic, and what it means for the universe at this point. Melting StonesThe Will of the Empress.

I expected to see a lot of growth from the characters in this novel since tamor Will of the Empress Briar is obviously heavily weighed on by this war, but Briar and the others seem to just t I was fairly disappointed by this book.

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