Book Reviews of Wild Magic (Immortals, Bk 1)

Wild Magic (Immortals, Bk 1)
Wild Magic - Immortals, Bk 1
Author: Tamora Pierce
ISBN-13: 9781416903437
ISBN-10: 1416903437
Publication Date: 5/31/2005
Pages: 384
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Daine is definitely may favorite character (so far) in the Tortall books. This story was wonderful. There's lots of laughs, magic and action going on. Daine's ability to speak with animals is just too cool and the animals themselves are great side characters. It's an excellent start to another series in this world created by Pierce.
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Helpful Score: 4
Daine is a wonderful character, especially for someone like me who always wanted to be able to communicate with animals like she can. Add in my horse crazy tendencies to Daine's friend, Cloud the pony, and it's book that can't lose!
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Helpful Score: 3
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

Veralidaine Sarrasri--Daine to everyone who knows her--is thirteen years old, orphaned, and without a home. Her amazing rapport with animals gets her a job with a horsemaster named Onua, and the two women become fast companions during their arduous journey from Daine's homeland of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall, where they are to deliver their equine charges to the service of the Queen's Riders.

Along the way, Daine's gift for communicating with animals becomes more and more apparent, and when she alerts Onua to the approach of dangerous Immortals known as Stormwings, who feed off of fear and death, her talent can no longer be ignored. It is revealed that, while she does not have the magical Gift required to become a sorcerer, she does have a rarer form known as wild magic that connects her to the animals around her.

Under the auspices of one of the most powerful mages in the country, Daine begins to strengthen her natural affinity, but she's haunted by a past she won't share with anyone, and a secret fear that if she uses too much of her power to communicate with animals, even for the good of those around her, she might find herself losing her own humanity.

In the eyes of the Tortallan nobles, her training is of great importance in the ongoing effort to protect the kingdom against the vicious Immortals who have begun appearing out of nowhere in the last few years.

Pierce has once again delivered a plucky heroine that girls young and old can ally with. Daine's no-nonsense attitude, coupled with her naïve fascination for the way in which business is conducted in Tortall, make her a completely likable character. For an experienced author, returning to an old fictional world and attempting to see it through new eyes can be difficult, but it also has manifold pleasures for both the writer and the reader.

In this first book of THE IMMORTALS QUARTET, Tamora Pierce returns to the world her LIONESS QUARTET first popularized, and fans of Alanna, Tortall's first female knight, will be pleased to see their favorite lady heroine appear in print once more, but this time as a secondary character to another young girl with the potential to become a strong woman in her own right.
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Helpful Score: 2
Really liked this. It was fun and clean!
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Helpful Score: 2
I rather enjoyed the Alanna books, so I thought I'd ive these a try. I've read the first three and would like to read the last in the quartet just to see what happens, but they didn't keep me as interested as the Lioness Quartet did. Though they are still quite lovely books.
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Helpful Score: 2
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of Daine, the animal-whisperer and her adventures in Tortall. Daine is a mage but doesn't know it yet. Numair, the King's mage, knows it and is training her to wield her "wild magic". Daine is the hero who saves the day when invaders attack her new home. She draws all the animals - land and sea - to fight. The invaders consist of "immortals" which are fantasy creatures (griffins, ogres, dragons and human/animal hybrids) that were once sealed in another kingdom but were recently released by the mages of the human invaders.

A terrific start to the Immortals series. Wolf-Speaker (book 2) should be great. I particularly liked revisiting characters from Tamora Pierce's previous novels. It's a lot of fun to see how these characters have grown since we last encountered them.

Daine, the animal whisperer, is the focus of this series. If you are not an animal lover, you might want to skip this series
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Helpful Score: 2
Daine is definitely may favorite character (so far) in the Tortall books. This story was wonderful. There's lots of laughs, magic and action going on. Daine's ability to speak with animals is just too cool and the animals themselves are great side characters. It's an excellent start to another series in this world created by Pierce.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very fine book of magic and a bit of romance and a girl learning her skill with animals. If you want Tamora Pierce without the sex scenes, this book and the one after it, Wolf Speaker, are good. After that the character matures to the ripe age of 16 and starts making out with her 30ish teacher, eyew. Yes, they are in love, and yes the writing is well done overall. Just an fyi.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this series. Daine is such an interesting character, and her adventures are so exciting that it's difficult to put the book down. Very highly recommended for children of all ages.
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Helpful Score: 1
it was a fun and fast read. I enjoyed it and plan on sharing it with others in my family
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Helpful Score: 1
This is part of the Immortals series, which is AMAZING!! Magic, trials, tribulations, love, hate, mythology, and much, much more.
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Helpful Score: 1
Daine is definitely may favorite character (so far) in the Tortall books. This story was wonderful. There's lots of laughs, magic and action going on. Daine's ability to speak with animals is just too cool and the animals themselves are great side characters. It's an excellent start to another series in this world created by Pierce.
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Daine is definitely may favorite character (so far) in the Tortall books. This story was wonderful. There's lots of laughs, magic and action going on. Daine's ability to speak with animals is just too cool and the animals themselves are great side characters. It's an excellent start to another series in this world created by Pierce.
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Daine is definitely may favorite character (so far) in the Tortall books. This story was wonderful. There's lots of laughs, magic and action going on. Daine's ability to speak with animals is just too cool and the animals themselves are great side characters. It's an excellent start to another series in this world created by Pierce.
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One of Tamora Pierce's great books
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This series is dear to my heart, and this seems to be one of the books I begin to read when I've had a bad day. It's funny, endearing, and it gives a glimpse of Tortall that wasn't seen in the Lioness's quartet. As for drawbacks, I would say that there is some mild sexism if you're looking for it - it is written by a feminist; though in my opinion it's exhibited for both sides. Overall, however, the benefit much outweighs the cost.
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This is an amazing book about a young girl that discovers she has a magical connection with animals. I read this book and loved it. I have never been disapointed by any book written by Tamora Pierce.
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This is a great take up from where the Alanna series left off! I think I like it better than the first one since I'm partial to animals.
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Excellent book, I love the author, only posted because I now have multiple copies.
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Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

Veralidaine Sarrasri--Daine to everyone who knows her--is thirteen years old, orphaned, and without a home. Her amazing rapport with animals gets her a job with a horsemaster named Onua, and the two women become fast companions during their arduous journey from Daine's homeland of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall, where they are to deliver their equine charges to the service of the Queen's Riders.

Along the way, Daine's gift for communicating with animals becomes more and more apparent, and when she alerts Onua to the approach of dangerous Immortals known as Stormwings, who feed off of fear and death, her talent can no longer be ignored. It is revealed that, while she does not have the magical Gift required to become a sorcerer, she does have a rarer form known as wild magic that connects her to the animals around her.

Under the auspices of one of the most powerful mages in the country, Daine begins to strengthen her natural affinity, but she's haunted by a past she won't share with anyone, and a secret fear that if she uses too much of her power to communicate with animals, even for the good of those around her, she might find herself losing her own humanity.

In the eyes of the Tortallan nobles, her training is of great importance in the ongoing effort to protect the kingdom against the vicious Immortals who have begun appearing out of nowhere in the last few years.

Pierce has once again delivered a plucky heroine that girls young and old can ally with. Daine's no-nonsense attitude, coupled with her naﶥ fascination for the way in which business is conducted in Tortall, make her a completely likable character. For an experienced author, returning to an old fictional world and attempting to see it through new eyes can be difficult, but it also has manifold pleasures for both the writer and the reader.

In this first book of THE IMMORTALS QUARTET, Tamora Pierce returns to the world her LIONESS QUARTET first popularized, and fans of Alanna, Tortall's first female knight, will be pleased to see their favorite lady heroine appear in print once more, but this time as a secondary character to another young girl with the potential to become a strong woman in her own right.
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I read this series before the Lioness Quartet and loved it. It is a very easy read and I couldn't wait to start the next in the series.
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This book turned me on to all the books that Tamora pierce wrote... i now have all the books from this series and her others.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this author. So much so, that this one is being added to my "keep" wall. Sorry folks!
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This is book one of the Immortals series. It follows the Song of Lioness series. Although you won't have to read this series first to understand, I recommend that you do.
This is the story of Daine. A young girl who is able to talk with animals. With her family gone and a town that has shunned her, she sets off on her own. She takes a job as an assistant in handling horses. On her journey and through her deeds, it is discovered that she has what they call "Wild Magic". A kind of magic that she will never have full control over. Through training and the love of animals (and the love the animals have for her) she becomes a hero. Something she never quite expected.
This is a wonderful book. The characters are carefully woven and you become attached to all of them. I enjoyed seeing characters from the previous Song of the Lioness books.
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Daine is definitely may favorite character (so far) in the Tortall books. This story was wonderful. There's lots of laughs, magic and action going on. Daine's ability to speak with animals is just too cool and the animals themselves are great side characters. It's an excellent start to another series in this world created by Pierce.
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Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

Veralidaine Sarrasri--Daine to everyone who knows her--is thirteen years old, orphaned, and without a home. Her amazing rapport with animals gets her a job with a horsemaster named Onua, and the two women become fast companions during their arduous journey from Daine's homeland of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall, where they are to deliver their equine charges to the service of the Queen's Riders.

Along the way, Daine's gift for communicating with animals becomes more and more apparent, and when she alerts Onua to the approach of dangerous Immortals known as Stormwings, who feed off of fear and death, her talent can no longer be ignored. It is revealed that, while she does not have the magical Gift required to become a sorcerer, she does have a rarer form known as wild magic that connects her to the animals around her.

Under the auspices of one of the most powerful mages in the country, Daine begins to strengthen her natural affinity, but she's haunted by a past she won't share with anyone, and a secret fear that if she uses too much of her power to communicate with animals, even for the good of those around her, she might find herself losing her own humanity.

In the eyes of the Tortallan nobles, her training is of great importance in the ongoing effort to protect the kingdom against the vicious Immortals who have begun appearing out of nowhere in the last few years.

Pierce has once again delivered a plucky heroine that girls young and old can ally with. Daine's no-nonsense attitude, coupled with her naﶥ fascination for the way in which business is conducted in Tortall, make her a completely likable character. For an experienced author, returning to an old fictional world and attempting to see it through new eyes can be difficult, but it also has manifold pleasures for both the writer and the reader.

In this first book of THE IMMORTALS QUARTET, Tamora Pierce returns to the world her LIONESS QUARTET first popularized, and fans of Alanna, Tortall's first female knight, will be pleased to see their favorite lady heroine appear in print once more, but this time as a secondary character to another young girl with the potential to become a strong woman in her own right.
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I really like this series, the author has a way with words, and you feel like you're in the story.
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The series is enjoyable but not a hard-core fantasy series. However, it is a nice past-time read and I liked it.
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My daughter loved the book and finished it the afternoon it arrived.
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First in the Immortals Series.
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A good beginning to a fun series.