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Preview — Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
Emperor Mage (The Immortals #3)
Daine may seem cute with her crunchy granola, tree-hugging, “save the whales” exterior but i ...more
Daine, her master, Numair, the King's Champion, Alanna, and other Tortall diplomats head to Carthak to try to negotiate peace and keep the two countries from war. Daine's mission is specifically to heal the Emperor Mage's beloved birds. But Daine sees an old slave woman who shouldn't be there and gets warnings from the Beaver God to stay away.
Let me preface this review with the note that I listened to this on audiobook and thus may grossly mispell the name ...more
In this volume, Daine goes to Carthak and finally gets to confront their power-hungry Emperor, who caused the trouble she faced in the first two books. Along the way, of course, she makes friends with new animals and experien ...more
In order to stave off the potentially devastating consequences of war on their small kingdom, a mission of all the knights you remember from previous books in order to wage peace, as well as heal the Emperor's birds, whom he cares about more than life itself ...more
(view spoiler)[I am kind of glad though that Dain ...more
Daine, Numair and Alanna journey to Carthak, in the hope that if Daine can heal the Emperor Ozorne prized birds, it will help the peace process between Carthak and Tortall. However, Daine get mixed up in both political and religious situations as the Goddess, the Graveyard Hag, gives her a power which could ruin everything. This series has everything it has magic, action, romance and a story which draws you in and y ...more
Daine is se ...more
All I can say is that I hope King Jon realizes what a treasure the kingdom of Tortall has in Daine! And Daine is beginning to see Numair with a different eye than that of a young girl...more that of a young woman.
It's another moral tale, the kind that Pierce does so very well, cloaking it in a fascinating story full of ad ...more
At first I thought it was a little strange that this book didn't take place in Tortall, and I did miss Cloud because of how wonderfully she differs from Daine, but the setting was really fantastic. The tension and the politics really kept me interested and dying to know what was going to happen next.
The villain was...more
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 ambassadoria ...more
Daine's getting more and more super-powered was a little annoying, but at least there were good reasons for it, but I do wish the other characters existed for more than props for Daine to interact with when needed. It's been thr ...more
-Daine. She has full control of her powers in this book, aside from the temporary power granted to her by the graveyard hag, and Daine has become a young woman in this book. She’s matured and grown and she’s become respected by her peers. She’s not my favorite heroine in the Realm of Tortall, but she’s still pretty cool. I’m envious of her bond with animals and her ability to make friends everywhere she goes.
-Palace life. There was fancy clothing, beautiful banquets, dancing, and po ...more
It took me a bit to get into this book (a theme for the summer maybe). We listened to ...more
I think I loved this one more because some genuine emotions are mixed in with this young adult plot. The characters that are specific only to this novel are interested (special mention goes to Kaddar) but especially the development of the already established characters in this book deserves a real thumbs up.
Stormwings aren't pleasant characters in this series, but I very much like how Rikash ...more
So that was all fun, as was the plot of the book. Daine goes with a peace delegation to Carthak and we ge ...more
One problem I have with the book may come from me reading too many authors who don't realize the implications of what they've written, so I may t ...more
I'm giving it a "like" rating because I don't mind Daine herself. Shrug. I guess she's ok. I don't know. There are ...more
Oh, I remember waiting for this one desperately - UK release was all I even knew back in 1994, being a mere 13, and amazon.co.uk not even about! The stress was insane I tell you, having to special order from my local WHSmiths, and then there was bloody school getting in the way, AND the day I finally got it I had a swimming gala too! The crazed and frenzied reading on the coach to the pool....the unbelievable trauma of finishing it and realising ...more
But Daine soon finds that she's got some new powers, and she doesn't really want to flash them for the Carthaki. But she can't really control them. And there might be a plot underfoot that she's got to reveal to the rest of the world.
Warning, this is a YA novel. That said, I found it well written and intriguing. I wanted to follow Daine through the min ...more
Daine is sent with other nobles to negotiate a peace treaty with Carthak (southern country that has been trying to conquer Tortall for the past two books).
We get a glimpse at a different culture that seemed very similar to ancient Egypt with its slaves and very powerful Emperor Mage who kept everyone under his thumb and tries to make a god of himself which is really dangerous at a time that Gods still visit the world re ...more
|What if you had wild magic too, and the Graveyard Hag gave you the same power? What would you do, then?||3||13||Feb 07, 2014 09:18PM|
|Novel Books &...: Pierce, Tamora ; Emperor Mage (The Immortals #3) ;"Informal Buddy Read" ; Start Date 14 September 2013||7||115||Sep 16, 2013 09:38PM|
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Though I would love to join gro ...more