In the Dragon’s Eye is where I share the books I’ve got my acquisitive eye on: the ones I’m really excited about and hope to add to the hoard.
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tamora Pierce returns to the magical world of Winding Circle.
On their way to the first Circle temple in Gyongxi, mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy pay a visit to the emperor’s summer palace. Although treated like royalty when they first arrive, the mages soon discover that the emperor plans to invade Gyongxi, posing a fatal threat to the home temple of the Living Circle religion. Accompanied by one of the emperor’s prize captives, the three mages rush to Gyongxi to warn its citizens of the impending attack. With the imperials hot on their trail, Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy must quickly help the country prepare for battle. But even with the help of new allies, will their combined forces be enough to fight the imperial army and win the war?
Why I’m looking forward to it: I loved the first Winding Circle series, Circle of Magic. I was slightly less enthusiastic about the four books in the Circle Opens series, because I missed the relationships between the four young mages, but I did enjoy Briar’s story, Street Magic, and his discovery of the young mage, Evvy. I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t read Melting Stones or finished The Will of the Empress yet, but I’m excited about Battle Magic nonetheless. The events in it actually precede those in The Will of the Empress, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for me to read the two books in reverse publication order. And I’ve yet to read a single Tamora Pierce book that wasn’t solidly written and thoroughly engrossing. She’s consistently good and usually terrific, with well-rounded, believable characters, wonderful worldbuilding, and fantastic storylines. I’m waiting for Battle Magic with bated breath!
Series: The Circle Reforged #3
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: Sept. 24, 2013