Tris's Book (Circle of Magic Series #2)

Tris's Book (Circle of Magic Series #2)

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by Tamora Pierce
     
 

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Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb. Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 2 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, earthquake damage has left Winding Circle vulnerable to

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Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb. Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 2 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, earthquake damage has left Winding Circle vulnerable to pirate attack and Tris, Briar, Daja, and Sandry are working with the community to strengthen their defenses. When the pirate onslaught begins, two things become terribly clear: The pirates have a powerful new weapon--and they have an accomplice within Winding Circle. But they've failed to anticipate the fury of a young mage who has been betrayed once too often, and who has very stubborn, very loyal friends....

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Tris's Book, the second volume in Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic quartet, makes for an exciting listen in this dramatic reading by the author (as narrator) and a full cast. Trisana and her friends must use their magic to defend the coast of Emelan from vicious pirates on the attack. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
VOYA - Susan Dunn
This book picks up where the last book in the Circle of Magic series, Sandry's Book (Scholastic, 1997/VOYA December 1997), left off. An earthquake has just struck the Winding Circle Temple, new and beloved home of the four returning "misfits" from book one; Trisana, Sandry, Daja, and Briar. By combining their magic the four novice mages manage to stave off the worst of the damage, but the temple defenses are weakened, their supplies are depleted, and many mages are injured. It is the perfect time for an enemy to attack. Winding Circle is surrounded by a twenty-foot high wall, and the cove outside it by a strong protective spell net. It has not been attacked by pirates in the last four hundred years, but now the spell net has been damaged by an earthquake, and a powerful mage has joined forces with the Queen of the pirates. Behind a storm spell a huge fleet of raiders makes its way to the cove and begins to lay siege against the inhabitants. Winding Circle is a place of learning-they have no army, only mages and dedicates. The question is, will their powers be enough to defend the city against storm spells, battlefire, and deadly boom stones? What the invaders have not counted on are the four fledgling mages. Individually, Tris, Sandry, Daja, and Briar all sense that something sinister and out of the ordinary is going on. It is almost too late when they finally put all the pieces together and discover that the attackers have an inside link; Tris's visiting cousin Aymery, who owes the pirates money from gambling debts and has been bespelled to help them or die. Once again, the resolution comes when the four combine their magic to destroy the pirate fleet and save their home. Pierce fans are sure to be eager for the second book in this series. Tris, Sandry, Daja, and Briar are growing into stronger characters-as their magic continues to mature, so do they. The plot is quick-moving and suspenseful, the story is exciting, and the ending satisfying. The good news is that this title will be followed by Briar's Book and Daja's Book-hopefully in the very near future! Buy this one and know that it will circulate. VOYA Codes: 5Q 4P M J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, Broad general YA appeal, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
School Library Journal
Gr 5-10Tris and her three fellow mages-in-training have barely survived an earthquake that hit Winding Circle Temple. Now pirates are threatening to destroy the only real home the young sorcerers have ever known. As in Sandry's Book (Scholastic, 1997), the first installment in the series, the companions realize they can save themselves and their community only by combining powers and becoming one force greater than the sum of its parts. Reminiscent of Virginia Hamilton's Justice and Her Brothers (Harcourt, 1989), but without the rivalry and menace within the four-person "unit," Tris's Book focuses instead on the growing friendship among the young mages and their realization that their magical connections are beginning to seep into other facets of their lives. Individually, the mages are also struggling to control their powers, which come on in overwhelming surges when their possessors feel strong emotions. Readers on the brink of adolescence, struggling with new feelings and abilities, will appreciate the young sorcerers' efforts. Pierce has created another gripping adventure that's sure to please her many fans.Beth Wright, Edythe Dyer Community Library, Hampden, ME
From the Publisher

Pierce has created another gripping adventure that's sure to please her many fans.
--School Library Journal

The opening pages quickly build to a running momentum that will keep the pages turning, and will make series reader impatient for the next installment.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The plot is quick-moving and suspenseful, the story is exciting, and the ending satisfying. The good news is that this title will be followed by Briar's Book and Daja's Book.
--Voice of Youth Advocates

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545405911
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Circle of Magic Series , #2
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
43,303
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Tamora Pierce has written over twenty novels for young readers, including the wellloved Protector of the Small and Circle of Magic quartets. A former radio actress, Tammy herself narrates this full cast recording and says, “In the studio I came as close as I can to shaking hands with characters who had once leaped into my mind, as if they’d waited all along to talk to me. I don’t think a writer can get a better gift.” You can visit her on the Web at www.tamora-pierce.com.

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Tris's Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 95 reviews.
JoMJo More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome!
Grammy-01 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 of a series of 4 & it was very entertaining. Tamora Pierce has done it again. Highly recommend for both young people & adults alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is AWSOME!!! It's really worth reading. if you love books having to do with magic you're gonna love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best authors I have ever know, Tamora Pierce, is back again. In this novel, she continues a series of events that occur to four young mages, each with different powers. In the book before, Sandry weaves each of their powers together to make them stronger. Now, they are able to use their powers to overcome something none of them have seen before. If you like fantasy and friendship, this is definately a book that you should read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the CIRCLE OF MAGIC books. Out of all of them, this is definatly the best. in some of the other books, when something really magical is happening, it isn't very clear. But in this book, it is; and it's exciting all the way through. But you have to read the first one to like this one.i liked this book the most out of this series, then sandry's, then brairs, then daja's. they're all good though. I really like reading too. In school we have to keep track of the books we read, and i've read 28 during the school year. then i grabbed another sheet to keep track for this summer, and i've read 7 books since June 1st! Why, only this morning i finished the 6th book in the chronicles of narnia series. As queen of book worms, i hear-by give this book a 5-star rating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!! I LOVE HOW TRIS'S MAGIC TIES INTO THE WEATHER THAT WOULD BE SO COOL TO HAVE HER MAGIC.I'M SPEECHLESS AND DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY EXCEPT THIS BOOK RULES!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realy good
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of her best books ever! I like magic and fighting, so of course I liked this, as this was one of the most exciting ever. My favorite part is when Tris uses the wind to press those boom-stones flat against the walls to prevent the Winding Circle from getting hit, or when she used lightning to explode another. This was one of my most favorite books, and Tamora Pierce is my most favorite author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply this book deserves 7 stars. I've read them all. They are all good. This one was the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was very well written. This book is great because you really get to know Tris and what she thinks. It is also real good because you can tell that the four really do become friends, even if they don't think they are. I just wish that she had written Sandry's book the same way she did this one, getting to know the character really well that is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great way to continue the series, and I hope everyone loves this book as much as me
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I read the series out of the intended order, this was by far my favorite. Tris is such a complicated character with a lot of depth and feeling. Read this book. I highly reccomend it.
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Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Tamora Pierce's books, and this one is no different. It is well written, the plot is good, as usual from her books there is great character development, and the female characters are not to be messed with! I can't wait to read the other books in this quartet and in the next!
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Love this one, very good sequel. The story, Tris being awesome and that cover. Awesome!
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I have constantly come back to these books for years and this is absolutely my favorite. The story development, rich themes, and well rounded characters would make me reccomend this any day of the year. Tamora Pierce is a favorite author and I always have confidence in her stories
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