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Tamora Pierce


USA (1954 - )

Tamora Pierce is an author of fantasy literature for young adults. She is an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania. Best known for writing stories involving young heroines, she made a name for herself with her first quartet The Song of the Lioness, which followed the main character Alanna through the trials and triumphs of training as a knight. Many of her books contain feminist themes.

She lives with her husband Tim Liebe in upstate New York with their four cats and multiple other pets.
 
Series
Alanna: The First AdventureIn the Hand of the GoddessThe Woman Who Rides Like a ManLioness Rampant
The Song of the Lioness Quartet
 
Wild MagicWolf SpeakerThe Emperor MageThe Realms of the Gods
The Immortals Box Set
 
Circle of Magic
1. Sandry's Book (1993)
     aka The Magic in the Weaving
2. Tris's Book (1998)
     aka The Power in the Storm
3. Daja's Book (1998)
     aka The Fire in the Forging
4. Briar's Book (1999)
     aka The Healing in the Vine
Sandry's BookTris's BookDaja's BookBriar's Book
 
Protector of the Small
1. First Test (1999)
2. Page (2000)
3. Squire (2001)
4. Lady Knight (2002)
Protector of the Small (omnibus) (2004)
First TestPageSquireLady Knight
Protector of the Small
 
Magic StepsStreet MagicCold FireShatterglass
 
Daughter of the Lioness
1. Trickster's Choice (2003)
2. Trickster's Queen (2004)
Trickster's Duet (omnibus) (2014)
Trickster's ChoiceTrickster's QueenTrickster's Duet
 
The Will of the EmpressMelting StonesBattle Magic
 
TerrierBloodhoundMastiffTortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
The Hunt Records
 
Collections
Legends of Red Sonja (2014) (with Meljean Brook, Blair Butler, Nancy A Collins, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Devin Grayson, Mercedes Lackey, Marjorie M Liu, Leah Moore, Rhianna Pratchett, Nicola Scott and Gail Simone)
Legends of Red Sonja
 
Graphic Novels
White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion
 
Anthologies edited
Young Warriors: Stories Of Strength
 
Books about Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce (2006) by Donna Dailey
Tamora Pierce
 
Tamora Pierce recommends
The Gift
The Gift (2001)
(Pellinor, book 1)
Alison Croggon
"An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero...I couldn't put it down!"
Singing the Dogstar Blues
Singing the Dogstar Blues (2003)
Alison Goodman
"This book rocks!"
Clovermead
Clovermead (2004)
(In the Shadow of the Bear, book 1)
David Randall
"Clovermead's adventures had me perched on the edge of my chair!"
First Light
First Light (2007)
Rebecca Stead
"An absolutely gripping story!"
Thirteenth Child
Thirteenth Child (2009)
(Frontier Magic, book 1)
Patricia C Wrede
"I plunged in and couldn't put it down until I finished."
Rampant
Rampant (2009)
(Killer Unicorns, book 1)
Diana Peterfreund
"Rampant is a thrilling read."
Ice
Ice (2009)
Sarah Beth Durst
"This beautifully drawn tale captured love in a realm of wonders!"
Ballad
Ballad (2009)
(Books of Faerie, book 2)
Maggie Stiefvater
"Ballad is giddy, intoxicating, and threatening all at once."
The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories
The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories (2010)
Holly Black
"Gritty, grim, and fabulous... Holly is a master of dark magic and dark reality!"
Mistwood
Mistwood (2010)
(Mistwood, book 1)
Leah Cypess
"Edge-of-the-chair reading."
Wired
Wired (2010)
(Skinned / Cold Awakening, book 3)
Robin Wasserman
"Robin Wasserman's writing cuts straight to the bone... this series is mind-bending."
Daughter of Xanadu
Daughter of Xanadu (2011)
(Daughter of Xanadu, book 1)
Dori Jones Yang
"A glorious, gripping tale of a fierce girl torn between duty, dreams, and reality, love and war!"
Meeting
Meeting (2011)
(Magic Next Door, book 2)
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
"I read everything Nina Kiriki Hoffman writes. She's a wonderful spell-spinner!"
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (2011)
(Fire and Thorns, book 1)
Rae Carson
"Engrossing."
Fox and Phoenix
Fox and Phoenix (2011)
(Long City, book 1)
Beth Bernobich
"One cool, lively, exciting book, set in a unique new world - I loved it!"
The Fire Wish
The Fire Wish (2014)
(Jinni Wars, book 1)
Amber Lough
"War, magic, and romance kept me reading nonstop!"



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