Emperor Mage (The Immortals Series #3)

Emperor Mage (The Immortals Series #3)

by Tamora Pierce
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
EMPEROR MAGE follows the story of Daine, now fifteen years old, a girl with the rare power of "wild magic" that gives her an extraordinary affinity with animals. With her wild magic, Daine can communicate with animals, see the world through their senses, and even transform herself into one, all skills that the first two books of THE IMMORTALS series have shown her develop. In this third book, the stakes are raised as Daine accompanies an ambassadorial delegation to Carthak, where she is to use her wild magic to cure the Carthaki Emperor's sick pet birds as a show of goodwill. Carthaki ships have been attacking the coast of Daine's country of Tortall for the last year, resulting in increasingly violent skirmishes, and the intention of this delegation is to negotiate for peace between the nations. Accompanying Daine on this trip are the famous lady knight Alanna, star of Pierce's LIONESS QUARTET, Tortall's most powerful mage and Daine's teacher, Numair, and the young dragon, Kitten. Daine finds Carthak to be an alternately strange and disturbing place; she's not comfortable with the practice of slavery, which is legal there, or with Emperor Orzone, a powerful mage in his own right. When the peace negotiations stall, things start to heat up, and the balance of power between two great nations has been staked on the outcome. In what is undoubtedly my favorite book of the quartet, Pierce continues to develop Daine's skills and abilities while simultaneously allowing the readers entry into the struggles that this wild mage has had to face in order to build her talent. The cast of supporting characters is large but nuanced, and although it might initially seem an easy job to discern between the two sides of the impending fight, the distinctions are increasingly and intelligently blurred. I particularly enjoyed the further characterization of Numair, as well as the introduction of the young Prince Kaddar, who always kept me guessing. The pacing is spot on, with seemingly innocuous events leading up to a powerful climactic sequence. I read it all the way through without stopping!
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Fantastic to see how much the character grows
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This is a very good series. If you want more background, start with the Beka Cooper series, the go to the Lioness series, then this series, then the Protector of the Small series, then the Lioness' Daughter books. They are all wonderful!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only regret is that the ebook version has the old cover. It totally messes up my tortall shelf on my nook with its oldness. :) but this still another fantastic addition to the immortals quartet!
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Tamora Pierce is an incredible author. All of her books are great. I especially like this series, as Daine will show up in other series as well.
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*he destroys the healer's den* i see no den. So f*** off.
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Sorry.
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"If you feel like you know me then tell me what you think i look like" Sarens voice echoed commandingly down the dark passageway.
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Wonderful fantasy series
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Each book in this series is better than the last!!!
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