Here begins the tale of Daja, Briar, Tris, and Sandry--four children brought to Winding Cirle Temple for training in crafts and magic. They are outcasts in their homeland. But in this magical place, they are valued and respected for their special powers.
About the Author
Tamora Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, five cats, two birds, and various freeloading wildlife.
First in a series, this is a rich and satisfying read.
The action is swift, the fantasy world nicely defined, and the ending will leave readers wanting more. With a multicultural cast and enough gender role-reversal to make a lot of people happy, this is a promising first title in a series.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
[T]his is an enjoyable fantasy for middle-grade readers, who will look forward to the next book in the series.
--School Library Journal
Pierce has created an excellent new world where magic is a science...and populated it with a cast of well-realized characters. Teens will eagerly await the planned sequels.
Series: Circle of Magic
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.094 x 10.871 x 1.829
Weight (kg): 0.127