The Immortals

The Immortals The Immortals by Tamora Pierce is the story of Sarrasri known as Daine a parentless girl with an extraordinary talent Daine finds a job that takes her and her pet Cloud from her home country of Gal

The Immortals by Tamora Pierce, is the story of Sarrasri known as Daine , a parentless girl with an extraordinary talent Daine finds a job that takes her and her pet Cloud from her home country of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall where she finds a new life and a new family, and learns that she has the magical ability known as Wild Magic, which enables her to speak to anThe Immortals by Tamora Pierce, is the story of Sarrasri known as Daine , a parentless girl with an extraordinary talent Daine finds a job that takes her and her pet Cloud from her home country of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall where she finds a new life and a new family, and learns that she has the magical ability known as Wild Magic, which enables her to speak to animals, heal them, and take their shape as well as bend them to her will She makes new friends with creatures, including the black robe mage Numair Salmalin, a young dragon named Skysong nicknamed Kitten , the lioness, Alanna of Trebond, King Jonathan, and Queen Thayet of Tortall powerofdreams

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  1. Hey, folks I just discovered that apparently I have given some very popular books single star ratings except I haven t How do I know I haven t Because I haven t read those books at all So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I ve written GoodReads to find out what s going on.I return to my regularly scheduled profile Though I would love to join groups, I m going to turn them all down I just don t have the time to take part, so please don t be offended if I don t join your group or accept an invitation I m not snooty I m just up to my eyeballs in work and appearances Also, don t be alarmed by the number of books I ve read When I get bored, I go through the different lists and rediscover books I ve read in the past It s a very evil way to use up time when I should be doing other things Obviously, I ve read a lot of books in 54 years I was born in South Connellsville, PA My mother wanted to name me Tamara but the nurse who filled out my birth certificate misspelled it as Tamora When I was 8 my family moved to California, where we lived for 6 years on both sides of the San Francisco peninsula.I started writing stories in 6th grade My interest in fantasy and science fiction began when I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien and so I started to write the kind of books that I was reading After my parents divorced, my mother took my sisters and me back to Pennsylvania in 1969 There I went to Albert Gallatin Senior High for 2 years and Uniontown Area Senior High School for my senior year.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I wrote the book that became The Song of the Lioness fantasy quartet I sold some articles and 2 short stories and wrote reviews for a martial arts movie magazine At last the first book of the quartet, Alanna The First Adventure was published by Atheneum Books in 1983.Tim Liebe, who became my Spouse Creature, and I lived in New York City with assorted cats and two parakeets from 1982 2006 In 2006 we moved to Syracuse, New York, where we live now with assorted cats, a number of squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks visiting our very small yard As of 2011, I have 27 novels in print, one short story collection, one comic book arc White Tiger A Hero s Compulsion co written with Tim, and a short story anthology co editing credit There s to come, including a companion book to the Tortall verse So stay tuned

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  1. So yes, as you can see I ve been doing a little rereading I finished the Lioness quartet and was still feeling a bit nostalgic so I thought what the hell I ll just keep going When I was younger this was my favourite of all the Tortall books, I wanted to be Daine and speak to animals and heal them, she was my hero Again, reading this as an adult is different to preteen me reading it thank god For one thing I was so invested in Daine and Numair s relationship, from the get go I was like they belon [...]

  2. Am I supposed to summarize the story here I feel like I should but I don t want to so I won t Sorry.Anyhoo, this book is good Would I recommend it Yeah, sure Did I enjoy reading it Yes Would I reread it It s likely but that doesn t say much because I reread a lot Tamora Pierce is a great author I really like her books After a while, though, I have become used to them, in a good way I am somewhat in tune with her style and I don t mind I would have given this three stars but a twist in the end ma [...]

  3. This is my favorite series of all time I love Tamora Pierce s writing, but this series tops it all The characters are exquisite and the basic concept is fantastic When I first read this series, I was younger and I thought it would be amazing to talk to animals I still would love to do that even now and I am amazed that no matter how many times I read this series, I still love it I think anyone who reads these books will enjoy them, but a specific audience would be young adults or teenagers In my [...]

  4. As a kid, I loved The Immortals Series It has a strong female lead, an emotional back story, a gripping plot, and each book is always a fun and interesting journey Essentially, this was my favorite book series as a child and I read it over and over Diane, the 13 year old main character, does what every animal lover would love to do talks to animals and transforms into animals even now I shudder with jealousy at her awesomeness Should I have children, someone better stop me from throwing this dow [...]

  5. This was f Brilliant I read this quartet when I was 11, fell in love Just genius The plot was brilliant, story, characters, everything

  6. This is an omnibus, containing all 4 of the Daine books I highly recommend them They re a bit different from the Alanna and Keladry books, since Daine has wild magic, rather than the mage Gift and she is not trying to become a knight Note the descriptions below may contain minor spoilers, since it is nearly impossible to describe the story otherwise But they should not affect your enjoyment of the books If you hate spoilers of any kind, read no further.Wild MagicAfter her family is murdered by b [...]

  7. 2nd set of stories set in Tortal Universe I m in the 2nd book and I m having a hard time visualizing the world Like when Daine is orchestrating the defense, I feel like I m just gliding over yeah yeah they are doing this, yeah yeah they are doing that and I m sure there will be some result

  8. I loved this series Tamora pierce never fails I loved all of these characters and I m happy that characters from the lioness quartet were in it as well

  9. Despite reading this as an adult and therefore well outside the target audience it retains its charm For a young girl who is animal crazy, this is sure to be a winner.

  10. This review will cover the entire Immortals quartet by Tamora Pierce.About the Series As young Daine finds love and acceptance among her new friends, she comes to accept and grow into her powers powers she must use to defend her new home, the freedom loving kingdom of Tortall High Fantasy Children s YA published 1992 1996.This series was one of my favorites, growing up, and it s still a great choice for children and teens today With its complete worldbuilding, unique magic, medieval action and w [...]

  11. Again, it is hard to give my thoughts without giving spoilers.If your hands are on the Immortals series and you haven t read The Lioness quartet, I would HIGHLY recommend you do that first before you read this You don t have to, really, this series can stand on its own BUT I personally recommend, going thru the Lioness books first, then this You ll enjoy the characters if you do._____Daine is a female mogli of junglebook fame But make no mistake there are no babboons or bears or anything jungle [...]

  12. Of all the series in the realm of Tortall, I am liking the newest books that Pierce is publishing much than these classics Still, of the classics, I d have to pick Daine as one of my favorite heroine s In the realm of Tortall I d take Ali as my all time favorite, though I love her perspective of the world Not so much the angsty teenager bits well, there aren t so many, since she was forced to grow up young but so the talking to animals bits Although I am afraid of a lot of animals, Pierce, thr [...]

  13. I definitely like the first book in the Immortal series the best, I felt it had the strongest plot line of all the books As the books progressed it seemed the plot line got weaker and less thought out in parts which was a huge disappointment since I have enjoyed several series by Tamora Pierce Daine is a really interesting character who developed a lot during the series I am not sure I agreed with how Daine handled everything in her life, being a teenager I could not see her being so agreeable a [...]

  14. Tamora Pierce delivers her typical astounding level of writing in the immortals series Diane is an unsuspecting demigod just trying to survive in a world that refuses to accept her for who she is This series is full of well rounded characters with beliveable flaws in a not so beliveable world This is the perfect book for any fantasy lover This series also incorporates an original and unconventional romance between student and teacher, as they both try to find a way to be with their one true love [...]

  15. Still love Tortall and everything about it Pierce really gets into the mythology aspect of her world in these books, which I absolutely love She gives a perfect blend of fun new characters and cameos from old favorites I think I liked all of these books equally Books Wild Magic 4 starsWolf Speaker 4 starsEmperor Mage 4 starsThe Realms of the Gods 4 stars

  16. A young adult series, Pierce is still a great read for adults looking to recapture some of that initial fantasy innocence Particularly with Pierce, you get strong female protagonists who go against social norms and find a way to carve out a life they want to live While not the first series set in this world, these are my favorite books in that world See the Lioness quartet for information on that topic These four novels follow the adventures of an orphaned girl with the talent of speaking with [...]

  17. These books only get better as the series progresses It might even be my favorite of all Tamora Pierce s series certainly Daine is my favorite of her Tortallan heroines I have one question though, and this is a slight spoiler alert though a very predicable one , but was anybody else a little freaked out by the 16 year old hooking up with the 30 year old at the end I get that she writes the characters so they are at the same maturity level, and that Daine is an adult in her world, but she s still [...]


  19. So I picked these books up from the library as my second stop on my way of rereading all my favorite Tamora Piece books and after finishing them, I realize that I feel the same way about them that I did when I first read them some 15 years ago I like these books They re not my favorite Tamora Pierce books, but they are most definitely an enjoyable read What I get frustrated with about these books is that they don t answer all of the questions that I have about what happens to the characters and [...]

  20. I think I had my expectations set s little high for this one it is such a beloved series I would probably have loved it too, if I had first read it as a younger reader.It s an interesting premise, well written, but a little too straightforward There s not a lot of complexity, either in the plot or the characters While highly appropriate for the age group it was intended for, as an adult I need something a little , well , to keep me involved charm, wit, humor, whimsy, cleverness Something to lat [...]

  21. The major drawback of these were that they were a little young for me I think if I had read them when I was 12 or 13 I would have absolutely loved them They re just a little too positive to be believable everyone is supportive of the main character, she gets to save animals lives and almost no one she cares about or any animals ever get hurt However, I like the world and the concepts Also, I appreciate that she s all about women power women warriors, heroes etc and touches on issues of equality, [...]

  22. Oh my goodness I remember reading these books in the seventh grade, and it was the first of the books I read from Tamora Pierce Since then, I ve read these books about 8 to 10 times I love Daine and Numair I fell in love with them as a couple, and always hoped they would get together, and was even irritated at Numair in the third book for taking his old lover back This book comes highly recommended I wish I could erase my memory so I can read it again and not know what s going to happen I want t [...]

  23. This is my favorite series by Pierce, it is in fact the first series of books i read from her, but it is still the best The people in this book are real, they re so real to me i find myself wondering how they would react to situations, imagining the jokes they would say i m not crazy, i am just the product of good writing These caricatures stay with you, forever, they become a part of you in a way that real people cannot This story is magic, pure and simple.

  24. I read Wild Magic before I discovered the Alanna series and so was the avenue to a whole universe of books that I absolutely love The Immortals is so imaginative and as an animal lover they blew my mind and I wanted to be Daine so badly Emperor Mage is my favourite of these four with its awesome climactic battle and exotic and vivid setting and characters Another quartet that I consider with the Song of the Lioness as my favourite books of all time.

  25. Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite Young Adult authors She always has very strong female characters, even when they re not the lead The Immortals Quartet follows Diana in the Tortall world takes place after The Song of the Lioness Quartet Diana has wild magic, she has a unique connection with animals and is taught by a very powerful mage by the name of Numair She has many adventures while she learns what she can do with her unique powers I highly recommend any books by this author.

  26. Excellent books Wonderful characters and world I would recommend them to anyone who likes fantasy along with any other Tamora Pierce books These books are definitely on my favorites list The main character is fun and flawed, powerful and vulnerable and she can talk to animals I mean how great is that You know the famous question if you could have any power, what would it be I would want Daine s.

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