Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
(The Immortals, Book 1)

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Thirteen-year-old DaIne has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack -- it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student.
Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack.
 

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 December 8, 2009 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 324 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Daine (13)--father unknown, mother killed by bandits--has "wild magic'': an empathy with animals so deep that, until she meets the wizard Numair, she's in danger of turning animal herself.

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However, Pierce's inventive descriptions of Daine's apprenticeship as a Mage, her riveting battles with griffins, dragons and other monsters, and her delightful, egalitarian ideals more than compensate for this minor flaw.

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“Pierce demonstrates her mastery of fantasy conventions by presenting several larger than life but humble characters and a kingdom threatening crisis of cataclysmic proportions.” -The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

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