Book Reviews of The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, Bk 1)

The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, Bk 1)
The Will of the Empress - Circle Reforged, Bk 1
Author: Tamora Pierce
ISBN-13: 9780439441711
ISBN-10: 0439441714
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 560
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, Bk 1) on + 287 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It was sad to see how separated the four mages had become over the years, but as each one started opening connections between one another, I was cheered. The story itself was a bit predictable but worthwhile reading to see all four of them back together again.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was a bit confusing at first. After reading the Circle Opens books I was itching to know what happened to the four young mages. There seemed to be gaps in the time line as far as where Briar and Rosethorn are for a period of time.

I applaud Ms. Pierce for putting a character when an alternative lifestyle into her young adult literature. I am not going to spoil it by saying any more than that :)

Great book, Ms. Pierce continues to be my favorite author!
reviewed The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, Bk 1) on + 287 more book reviews
It was sad to see how separated the four mages had become over the years, but as each one started opening connections between one another, I was cheered. The story itself was a bit predictable but worthwhile reading to see all four of them back together again.
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You would want to have read the earlier Magic Circle/Circle Opens books in this series before this one. This book gets a plus for moving away from the serial killer plot that Tamora Pierce uses in too many of her books but a minus (for me) for having sexual relations (gay and straight) in a youth book. I still very much like the idea of different types of magics and the way the four friends need to work together to achieve their full power. By the way, the "Ages 4-8" note is way off base. It should be "Ages 14-18" or something like that.