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

Physical Description:
5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.) : Dolby processed.
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:
Reading Level:
Ages 10 to adult.

Format :
Audiobook on CD


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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-Tamora Pierce's magic series continues with the third book of the series (Scholastic, 1998) focused on one of the young super-talented magicians, Daja, the only surviving member of a band of sea-going traders lost in a shipwreck. Each of the four has a specific talent, but unplumbed depths of hidden abilities continue to emerge as the foursome explores the unusual ties that have linked them mentally, emotionally, and magically. Their four mentors are here too, with assorted dukes, ladies, academic mages (lacking the "wild" talent of these young people), and many other characters. This full cast production performs a great service for listeners by using a different voice for each character and audio effects to highlight the mind-talking. Music cues at the beginning of each tape are helpful, but there are no chapter listings to coordinate following along with the book. The readers give lively and engaging performances, and the part of the narrator is read by the author, who adds depth to the telling and provides a nice touch for fans. Pierce's pace and emphasis are deliberate, helping to keep the complex interrelationships of mages and their magic in the listeners' minds. Familiarity with the previous two books is not necessary to understand this title. A popular addition to libraries with fans of the previous books in the series as well as for those new to this fantasy series.-Jane P. Fenn, Corning-Painted Post West High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.