Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
(The Numair Chronicles, Book One)

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However, with his focus so deeply on his studies, Arram’s tunnel vision makes it difficult to gain a good understanding of the world beyond the university’s walls. Even as the theme of slavery is prominently woven throughout the novel, Arram’s scope of it is limited. But, with more to come in the series, there is still room for development.
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The highly anticipated NEW Tortall Legend from TAMORA PIERCE, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who is legend herself, is a must-read for any fantasy lover!

"Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration."
--SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace."
--LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for danger.

Act fast! The first printing of the hardcover includes a collector's edition poster!

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm's most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness--and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the "leftover prince" with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that one day--soon--he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.
 

About Tamora Pierce

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TAMORA PIERCE has completed four series of books set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. Pierce's fast-paced, suspenseful writing and strong, believable heroines have won her much praise: Emperor Mage was a 1996 ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
 
Published February 6, 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 480 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Oct 30 2017

However, with his focus so deeply on his studies, Arram’s tunnel vision makes it difficult to gain a good understanding of the world beyond the university’s walls. Even as the theme of slavery is prominently woven throughout the novel, Arram’s scope of it is limited. But, with more to come in the series, there is still room for development.

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