Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

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Tempests and Slaughter
Tempests and Slaughter
 by Tamora Pierce
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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.

What I thought
Tempests and Slaughter is the first book in a young adult fantasy series following Arram Draper. This is a story about three exceptional Mages in training who are all younger than their peers. Their magic is advanced for their ages. Arram is a scary strong mage who’s best friend Ozorne is in line for the throne. As the story progresses Ozorne place in line keeps getting closer as other aires keep meeting their ends. Arram realizes that as his friend moves up the line of succession his future is now hanging in the balance too.

I really liked this book. Three friends in magic school…what more can I say, I was sold at magic school. The story was slow in some places and the characters are really young in the beginning (Arram is 10), but I really liked how the story is told.  I love the writing enough to pick up the Immortal series. Normally I don’t grab the whole series at one time but Bookoulet. I may have bought all 4 for the price of 1.

Long story short I really liked this book and I plan to continue this series.

My Rating: /54 Stars

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