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Title:
Daja's book
Author:
Pierce, Tamora.
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Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
Syracuse, N.Y. : Full Cast Audio, [2004]

℗2004
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.) : Dolby processed.
Summary:
While at Gold Ridge castle to the north of Winding Circle, Daja and the three other mages-in-training who have become her friends develop their unique magical talents as they try to prevent a devastating forest fire from consuming everything in its path.
General Note:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 10 to adult.
Genre:
ISBN:
9781932076295

9781933322124
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

The magic is out of control!On a journey to Gold Ridge, the four young mages-in-training—Daja, Sandry, Tris and Briar—find their special magics overlapping, sometimes in frightening and destructive ways. One burst of this combined magic leads Daja to create an astonishing vine made of living metal.Her creation is worth a small fortune. But can Daja bargain with the Traders who cast her out without losing her soul?Once again Tamora Pierce, America's most popular writer of young adult fantasy, leads the Full Cast Family in a thrilling exploration of her intricately woven Circle of Magic.


Author Notes

Author Tamora Pierce was born in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1954. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, Alanna: The First Adventure, was published in 1983 and she became a full-time author in 1992. She writes fantasy books, mainly involving young heroines, for young adults. She is the author of numerous series including Song of the Lioness; The Immortals; Circle of Magic; Protector of the Small; The Circle Opens; Daughter of the Lioness; The Circle Reforged; Beka Cooper; and The Numair Chronicles. Her novel Battle Magic was a New York Times bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. Daja, the outcast trader, faces danger and prejudice in the third title in Pierce's wonderful Circle of Magic series. In earlier adventures featuring Sandry and Tris, the four mages-in-training learned to meld their magical talents to save the Winding Circle temple city. Now, although their powers are increasing in strength, the boundaries between them are severely compromised, as Daja learns when she inadvertently creates a living metal vine. While traveling in the north to help communities threatened by wildfires, Tris, Sandry, Briar, and Daja struggle to separate their powers. Daja must also cope with the horrendous customs of traders who want to purchase her vine, and the fires that could bring destruction to all. Pierce's magic and the customs and rituals of her world continue to fascinate, and Daja and the mages are intriguing characters. Readers will be left eagerly awaiting Briar's turn to take the lead. --Chris Sherman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-As in the other books in the series, four mages-in-training are the key players, but here it is Daja Kisubo's turn to take center stage. While traveling in a drought and fire-stricken part of the country with her fellow students and their mentors, the young people's magical talents somehow become intertwined, leading Daja, who is linked to the element of fire and the craft of smithing, to create a seemingly living vine out of metal. Nomadic Traders recognize the vine as a powerful object and take the complicated ritual steps required to purchase it from Daja. Having been cast out by the Trader class as a young child when her family's ship sank, she is seen as a source of bad luck to be avoided at all costs. During the negotiations, she must come to terms with the part of her that still yearns for her past life, and her growing power as a mage. As in the previous books, the climax revolves around a natural disaster that requires the four new mages' powers working together to minimize its effects. The fantasy elements of the series as a whole are satisfyingly well imagined, as are the main characters, and readers who have not read the first two novels will understand what is going on. This is a definite purchase where the previous books are owned, but it should also be considered on its own merits where they are not-which will undoubtedly lead to demand for the circle to be completed.- Carrie Schadle, Beginning with Children School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.