Kel fights to maintain the rigorous regimen of a page while confronting the prejudices that come with being a female in a man's world and coping with a crush on her closest friend, Neal.
Tamora Pierce and her brilliant heroines didn’t just break down barriers; they smashed them with magical fire. —KATHERINE ARDEN, author of The Bear and the Nightingale
Tamora Pierce is gloriously unafraid to give her readers joy and laughter along with adventure and struggle, to let us love her characters wholeheartedly and find the best of ourselves in them. —NAOMI NOVIK, New York Times bestselling author
Tamora Pierce’s bold, courageous heroines illuminate the journey to womanhood. —CALLIE BATES, author of The Waking Land
Tamora Pierce is the queen of YA fantasy, and we are all happy subjects in her court. —JESSICA CLUESS, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning
Tamora Pierce’s novels gave me a different way of seeing the world. They were like nothing I’d encountered before. Alanna stormed her way into my thirteen-year-old heart and told me that I could write gorgeous, complicated novels about vibrantly real people in fantastic situations, and to be honest, she’s never left. —ALAYA DAWN JOHNSON, award-winning author of Love Is the Drug
Tamora Pierce’s writing is like water from the swiftest, most refreshingly clear, invigorating, and revitalizing river. —GARTH NIX, New York Times bestselling author
Tamora Pierce is a trailblazer for so many fantasy writers, hacking through the old tropes with her narrative machete and showing us that girl-centered adventures are not just possible but amazing. —RACHEL HARTMAN, New York Times bestselling author
Few authors can slay so effectively with a single sentence—I mean fist-in-the-air, shouting-at-my-book slay—as Tamora Pierce. All these years later, I still draw strength from her words. —MARIE LU, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Tamora Pierce is a seminal figure in the fantasy field of writing, turning out one terrific book after another. —TERRY BROOKS, New York Times bestselling author of the Sword of Shannara trilogy
It’s impossible to overstate Tamora Pierce’s impact on children’s literature. Her tough, wise, and wonderful heroines have inspired generations of readers. —RAE CARSON, New York Times bestselling author
In the world of YA fantasy, there’s before Tamora Pierce, and then after her female heroes started kicking down the doors (and walls, and other barriers)! —BRUCE COVILLE, New York Times bestselling author
Tamora Pierce creates epic worlds populated by girls and women of bravery, heart, and strength. Her work inspired a generation of writers and continues to inspire us. —HOLLY BLACK, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Tamora Pierce has published more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Bloodhound. She has authored eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of
Tortall, winning her much acclaim. Emperor Mage was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark
Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”
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