Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we readers salivate over the books we wish were on our bookshelves yesterday.
This week’s victim: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.
Arram Draper is a boy 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 danger. 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. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.
In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.
So, Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors of all time. Period. I’ve read every book she’s ever written. Period. In fact, I’m really excited to go out and buy all of her books, just so I can reread them all again (and with this release, I may need to reread them sooner than I originally planned). So when this beauty was announced, combined with that title, that blurb and that gorgeous cover? Yeah, you could say I’m a little bit stoked to enter back into the world of Tortall and be wowed by Pierce once again.