Bestselling author Tamora Pierce crafts a richly realised world in the highly anticipated first installment of The Numair Chronicles - a gripping fantasy series for young adults.
THREE STUDENT MAGES, BOUND BY FATE . . . FATED FOR DANGER
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. But as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.
Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. Her complex, unforgettable heroines and vibrant, intricate worlds blazed a trail for young adult fantasy-and I get to write what I love today because of the path she forged throughout her career. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. - Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author
I take more comfort from and as great a pleasure in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels as I do from Game of Thrones. - The Washington Post
Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace. - Leigh Bardugo, #1 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's writing is like water from the swiftest, most refreshingly clear, invigorating and revitalizing river. I return to her books time and time again. - Garth Nix
Tamora Pierce is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. 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'.
Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, and their cats, birds, and occasional rescued wildlife.