Wild Magic

Wild Magic

Book - 1992
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The mage Numair, the knight Alanna, and Queen Thayet enlist thirteen-year-old Daine's help to battle the dreadful immortal creatures that have recently begun to attack the kingdom of Tortall.
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum ;, Toronto :, Maxwell Macmillan Canada ;, New York :, Maxwell Macmillan International,, 1992.
ISBN: 9780689317613
9780689856112
9781416903437
9780679882886
067988288X
9781481440233
9781481440226
Characteristics: 260 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Summary: The mage Numair, the knight Alanna, and Queen Thayet enlist thirteen-year-old Daine's help to battle the dreadful immortal creatures that have recently begun to attack the kingdom of Tortall.
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Reading Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.9 9.0 18847.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 16 Quiz: 12631 Guided reading level: V.

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Lessa185
Jan 21, 2021

Well written, engaging and easy to read. First book in the Wild Magic series but I'd recommend reading the previous series to get some context about the world before starting this one. Daine makes a wonderful character that makes you want to keep reading to find out what happens to her and her friends.

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kelcornyoany
Jan 14, 2021

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce features Dine, a thirteen year old, in a magical and medieval world. Daine left her home with her companion, a horse named Cloud, and little else. Daine soon realizes her special connection with animals may be more than meets the eyes. She soon enters the guidance of a mage Numair to help her where her adventures truly begin. Her world is plagued by many unnatural creatures coming from the Divine Realm that has never broken before. Daine must try and help contain these beginnings and keep her new friends safe as well as herself.

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Mudita
Jun 08, 2019

I first discover TP’s books as an adult and so grateful to find such positive writer for young female readers. I especially enjoy her willingness to introduce meditation and its inner journey for young mages. Daine is an amazing character with an animal connection we can all feel. Look forward to seeing her grow as a mage and person.

JCLMeganK Oct 04, 2018

Tamora Pierce does a lovely job weaving together fantasy and adventure in a story about a thirteen year old girl. I enjoyed seeing how Daine interacted with the other characters, learned to trust these new people in her life, all while learning how to talk to animals and take their forms. This book was one of my favorites book growing up. I sometimes had difficulties finding books at my reading level that were appropriate for my age, so as a consequence I devoured anything Tamora Pierce wrote. I also got to go to an author talk of hers, which was such a great memory for me.

JessicaGma Sep 11, 2018

I wish I had found this when I was a teen - what a great book!

sarahbru17 Jul 11, 2018

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 7/10
As always, Tamora Pierce's writing is fun and entertaining. This was a nice change of pace from the Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small Quartets. I love Daine's character, and I can't wait to see how she continues to grow. The other characters weren't as well-developed, so I'd love to see them become more well-rounded.

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PinesandPrejudice
May 05, 2017

It's so nice to be back in the world of Tortall. I'll be honest, I was not Daine's biggest fan but she grew on me. This adventure was less interesting but I feel it was building up toward something more. It was fantastic to see Alanna, George, Jon, and their children. I am looking forward to how this story develops and delving into it further.

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abcedmillered
Jul 05, 2016

My best friend and I love Pierce's fantasy series ever since we were in middle school. These were the first female characters that I could really identify with. Strong role models!

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nidofito
Apr 03, 2015

Being over a decade years old, Wild Magic, has a completely different feel from the current popular YA novels. I like the straight forward and to-the-point writing style of the book. It's a strange feeling, almost like relief, finding your protagonist sound and ACT like a young teenager, yet still have the maturity that comes with living a hard life. The book is a wonderful start to The Immortals series and I can't to read the next one.

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teresadao
Jun 21, 2014

A great book, new magic, we are reunited with some characters from Tamora Pierce's previous series, Song of the Lioness. I didn't think the ending was very good though.

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