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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles Book One by [Tamora Pierce]
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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

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 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 --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B077SRT3RD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lothian Children's Books (13 February 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1653 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 397 pages
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Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy books that break past the traditions of the fantasy genre to feature teenage girls as knights, wizards, and above all: heroes. A #1 New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards award, Tamora has written over 30 books, including the newly-released TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER.

Tamora was drawn to books from a young age. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, the child of a &quot;long, proud line of hillbillies,&quot; her family never had much. &quot;We were poor, but I didn't know it then. We had a garden where my folks grew fruit and vegetables and our water came from a well,&quot; she explains. But one thing they did have was plenty of books. So Tamora read.

A self-proclaimed &quot;geek,&quot; she devoured fantasy and science fiction novels, and by the age of 12 was mimicking her literary idols and writing her own action-packed stories. It was thanks to her father that Tamora began writing. &quot;He heard me telling myself stories as I did dishes, and he suggested that I try to write some of them down,&quot; Pierce says.

But Tamora's novels had one major difference: unlike the books she was reading, her stories featured teenaged girl warriors. &quot;I couldn't understand this lapse of attention on the part of the writers I loved, so until I could talk them into correcting this small problem, I wrote about those girls, the fearless, bold, athletic creatures that I was not, but wanted so badly to be.&quot;

Seventeen years later, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, a brief career in teen social work and some time spent writing for radio, Tamora Pierce held true to her childhood crusade, and published ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce's heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following.

Now, with over 30 critically-acclaimed books to her name, Pierce lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim and their menagerie of nine cats, two birds, a flock of pigeons, various raccoons and squirrels, and one opossum. &quot;It's a pretty good life, if I do say so myself. Struggling along as a kid and even through my twenties, it's the kind of life I dreamed of but never believed I would get. Yet here I am, after a lot of work, a lot of worry, a lot of care for details, and a massive chunk of luck, the kind that brought me such strong friends and readers. Pretty good for a hillbilly, yes? And I never take it for granted.&quot;

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