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Emperor Mage (Immortals, Bk 3)
Emperor Mage - Immortals, Bk 3
Author: Tamora Pierce
Daine arrives on the island of Carthak, a sworn enemy of Tortall, to heal the emperor's dying birds. While performing this task, Daine discovers that she can also bring back the dead. What will she do with this fantastic power?
ISBN-13: 9780679882909
ISBN-10: 0679882901
Publication Date: 5/13/1997
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 160 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Number 3 in the Immortals series. Sequel to Wild Magic and Wollf-Speaker. Great female heroine and fantasy.
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Daine continues to hone her skills in this book and meets new animals and learns who her father is on an adventure that takes her across the seas. This was another page-turner in the series that I had to finish reading before I could go to sleep!
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EMPEROR MAGE follows the story of Daine, now fifteen years old, a girl with the rare power of "wild magic" that gives her an extraordinary affinity with animals. With her wild magic, Daine can communicate with animals, see the world through their senses, and even transform herself into one, all skills that the first two books of THE IMMORTALS series have shown her develop.

In this third book, the stakes are raised as Daine accompanies an ambassadorial delegation to Carthak, where she is to use her wild magic to cure the Carthaki Emperor's sick pet birds as a show of goodwill. Carthaki ships have been attacking the coast of Daine's country of Tortall for the last year, resulting in increasingly violent skirmishes, and the intention of this delegation is to negotiate for peace between the nations.

Accompanying Daine on this trip are the famous lady knight Alanna, star of Pierce's LIONESS QUARTET, Tortall's most powerful mage and Daine's teacher, Numair, and the young dragon, Kitten.

Daine finds Carthak to be an alternately strange and disturbing place; she's not comfortable with the practice of slavery, which is legal there, or with Emperor Orzone, a powerful mage in his own right. When the peace negotiations stall, things start to heat up, and the balance of power between two great nations has been staked on the outcome.

In what is undoubtedly my favorite book of the quartet, Pierce continues to develop Daine's skills and abilities while simultaneously allowing the readers entry into the struggles that this wild mage has had to face in order to build her talent. The cast of supporting characters is large but nuanced, and although it might initially seem an easy job to discern between the two sides of the impending fight, the distinctions are increasingly and intelligently blurred.

I particularly enjoyed the further characterization of Numair, as well as the introduction of the young Prince Kaddar, who always kept me guessing. The pacing is spot on, with seemingly innocuous events leading up to a powerful climactic sequence.

I read it all the way through without stopping!
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horseymorgan avatar reviewed Emperor Mage (Immortals, Bk 3) on + 4 more book reviews
Everything you've been waiting for Daine to achieve, learn, and become, happens in this book! I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
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Lots of action and suspense! A little romance. Great details! For youth to adult! Both will like!
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Peace talks are happening between Tortall and Carthak (the villain in book 2). Daine, Alanna, Numair and a few other dignitaries travel south to attend these meetings. The Gods are not happy with Carthak and bad times are coming and once again, Daine will be caught in the middle of it all and the animals will save the day.

I enjoyed this installment and await the last book in the series.

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