Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesdays: Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce

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Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce

Publish Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Scholastic Press

I've never actually read a book by Tamora Pierce, but I've wanted to for years. This is the third book in a series. Maybe its release will spur me to start Tamora's books.

*How do you pronounce Tamora? I say Tah-MO-rah. Or is it TA-mo-rah, pronounced like the name Tamera?

On their way to the first Circle temple in Gyongxi, mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy pay a visit to the emperor's summer palace. Although treated like royalty when they first arrive, the mages soon discover that the emperor plans to invade Gyongxi, posing a fatal threat to the home temple of the Living Circle religion. Accompanied by one of the emperor's prize captives, the three mages rush to Gyongxi to warn its citizens of the impending attack. With the imperials hot on their trail, Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy must quickly help the country prepare for battle. But even with the help of new allies, will their combined forces be enough to fight the imperial army and win the war?


  1. I've never read anything by this author either but the series sounds interesting.

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  2. I've not read anything by the author either, but I'll definitely have to look in the series :)

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  3. I haven't seen this one before but it sounds interesting... I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
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  4. This author is one of my favorites! Though, this book was not one of my favorite books; I just recently posted a review at You should try reading "The Magic Circle" -- it is the beginning of the story for these characters. And "The Will of the Empress" In this same story is incredible!

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  5. I have an ARC of this one and it's my next one to read! I'm looking forward to it. Great pick. Please check out my WoW!   And take a look at our giveaway of Hostage Three by Nick Lake.

  6. I have yet to read anything by this author. I should remedy that. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I LOVE Tamora Pierce's books!! (in my head I say ta-MOR-a. Don't know if that's right) I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

  8. Ooh nice! I have yet to read any of her books, although I have heard of her! Hope you love this one!

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  9. I've only read the Alianna series which I did over last summer and really enjoyed them. I would recommend them if you'd like fantasy that centers around a strong female character and that isn't too heavy on the romance. I plan on reading some more from this author.

  10. I haven't read any Tamora Pierce books either. I always see it and pass it by. I love fantasy too, so I don't know why I do.
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  11. I don't think I ever read any of her books but looks awesome!

    great pick!

  12. I am consistently surprised at the number of people who haven't read Tamora Pierce, but I could be biased since I quite literally grew up reading her books.

    I've been waiting on this book since she teased us cruelly with Briar's story in Will of the Empress, and that was seven years ago! Time flies when you're-- wait, not it doesn't.

  13. I havent seen this book around bu sounds really good! Cant wait to add it to my list. Love the cover. Great pick.

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  14. I also have never read a book from her, nor have I heard from this series. BUT it sounds great and so I'm excited for you to read it and tell me if I should too :)

  15. I haven't read anything from her either, although I've heard such good things.
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  16. Enjoy! your choice, sounds interesting.

  17. I've never read anything by this author but it looks like something worth investing time into!

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  18. I've always said Ta-ma-ra but it strikes me now that I've always been wrong :) I've read her Alanna series which I enjoyed. My WoW

  19. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like a very interesting book :)

  20. I say Tah-MO-rah, too. Though I am also a Tamora Pierce virgin. It's something that I frequently feel shamed about because as a YA reader, I feel like I should definitely be reading her books as she is like the Queen of YA.

  21. I've been wondering how to pronounce her name as well. I think I say "Tah-MO-rah" but obviously I need to meet her so we can figure out the correct way :)

  22. How have you never read a Tamora Pierce book before? I used to LOVE her Alanna series back in middle school and whole heartedly recommend her. I really think you'd enjoy her!


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