Wolf-speaker

Wolf-speaker

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With the help of her animal friends, Daine fights to save the kingdom of Tortall from ambitious mortals and dangerous immortals. Tamora Pierce has captivated the imaginations of readers everywhere with her acclaimed books set in the magical medieval world of Tortall. For longtime fans and new converts, here is a chance to discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure. In Wild Magic, all the orphaned Daine wants is a job. What she finds is magic. Hired by the Queen's Riders because of her knack with animals, Daine soon reveals that not only do animals obey her, but they also understand her words. But Daine must learn to trust humans before she can use her magic to save the kingdom. In Wolf-speaker, a threatened wolf pack summons the only human they know who can listen to their messages of danger-orphaned Daine. Daine believes the wolves' message of peril, but the danger and intrigue brewing in Dunlath Valley are far beyond anything she imagined. In Emperor Mage, Daine sails to Carthak as part of a peace treaty delegation from Tortall. While healing the emperor's captive birds, Daine discovers a new and terrifying dimension of her wild magic: She can bring dead creatures back to life. What is she to do with such immense power? Finding out the answer nearly costs Daine her life.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2005
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse ed
ISBN: 9781416903444
1416903445
Characteristics: 344, [12] pages : map ; 18 cm
Call Number: Y PIERCE, T

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DCLadults Apr 23, 2018

A well written fantasy adventure in a world full of strange magical beasts and powerful foes. A pagan ethos in relating to magic, animals, and nature. I valued its emphasis on integrity and respect for all creatures. I enjoyed the good hearted banter between the characters as well as the bravery ... Read More »


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DCLadults Apr 23, 2018

A well written fantasy adventure in a world full of strange magical beasts and powerful foes. A pagan ethos in relating to magic, animals, and nature. I valued its emphasis on integrity and respect for all creatures. I enjoyed the good hearted banter between the characters as well as the bravery and friendship they showed for each other.

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PinesandPrejudice
May 19, 2017

Okay, I believe this is the weakest of the series so far -- but I was warned of that so I'm okay with it. I liked how Daine's powers evolved and how she was on her own and had to construct her own team and her own family instead of being adopted into on like in the first book. But the plot was a little dull and drawn out and the climax was nonexistent. I am still going to continue reading, if for nothing else but that I love this world and want to see how this impending war is going to turn out.

VaughanPLAbby Dec 22, 2016

Riveting. I've read this book (and every other book in the Tortall Saga) several times. Each times I discover something new. Most recently (thanks to my friend who has just finished her master's thesis partly about this book) my attention was turned to the feminist and eco-critical aspects of the story.

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whong8
Oct 01, 2016

The Immortals #2

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nidofito
Aug 08, 2015

I want to say I enjoyed Wolf-speaker but I can't because I really didn't. The story was boring; it was an isolated event and restricted to a single location with Daine accompanied by furries. However, there is further exploration of her wild-magic that she used to rally all sorts of animals for her cause, so that was good. And the writing is still enjoyably different from current books. I'm also glad that there is no lingering, page(s)-filled anatomical descriptions of characters, hot or not.

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happycanuck
Jul 27, 2014

Excellent - lots of action, good character development, good plot.

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foxylady31
Aug 14, 2013

very good book. vivid imagination and well told story

jwadlow Aug 22, 2012

This book was cool.

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k_k
Sep 15, 2010

***For fans: "The Dragon's Tale", a short story featuring Kitten, Daine and Numair from The Immortals quartet, appears in Jack Dann's and Gardner Dozois's anthology THE DRAGON BOOK***

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nicksogres
Dec 04, 2009

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