Title: Battle Magic
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub Date: 09/24/13
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: A very exciting addition to a solid universe, I was pleased to see the increasing inclusion of more adult elements, especially considering how these elements interact with and flesh out past titles. However, this book will confuse new readers with its complex chronology of the ten other books based in this universe.
Memorable or Forgettable: The intrigue and interesting characters (either further developed or introduced) are fascinating.
Cover: The cover is interesting and draws the eye, and is mostly accurate for the contents (though more so, if you are already familiar with the series).
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: This is the continuation of mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy's journey across the world of the Circle of Magic. The three visit the holy land of Gyonxi and the belligerent Yanjing Empire, only to find that nothing is as it seems and danger lies in every turn.
tags: fantasy / magic / science fiction/fantasy / adventure / paranormal / ya lit