Wild Magic (The Immortals Series #1)

Wild Magic (The Immortals Series #1)

by Tamora Pierce


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Wild Magic (The Immortals Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 434 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I cannot get enough of it. I think its amazing. I can't find the exact words to describe it. I loved the entire series. I felt as if I was Diane during the book and I could relate to her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much, my friend tackled me in the library so that she could shove it in my face just to say, I haven't read it yet, but you need too. I finished it in three hours, I got so into it! Though I read Tricksters before any of the others, I still am able to be 'surprised' at things. If you haven't read Tamora Pierce, go shoot yourself in the foot, these books are amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I've read it over an over again, and still can't get enough of her books! Before you read this, I stronly recommend you read the Alanna series first to fully understand the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. Tamora Pierce writes strong, intelligent female protagonists, without delving into either "Xena-like warrior princess" or "pretty noble lady" extremes for any of her characters. Her stories are imaginative, well thought out, and VERY well-written. I'm glad, though, that I've read this book several times in hard copy before reading it on the Nook; there are numerous formatting problems throughout not only this book, but Pierce's first series, The Song of the Lioness. If this had been my first time reading Pierce's works, I might have been very put off the the lack of formatting, thinking it was a bad author (when, in fact, it appears to be an ebook formatting error).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this series, and the Lioness Rampant quartet, since I was a kid. I was so excited to find it for my nook! I am mildly disappointed with the transcription errors however. Misspellings EVERYWHERE, poor punctuation, etc. In addition to that, only the first and the fourth book in the series are available!!!! This is incredibly frustrating. Good reviews for Pierce, B&N, you need a little work on you nook files.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book 'Wild Magic' was a true masterpiece. It has courage, trust, friendship, and secrets that lead to Diane's past. it was such a brilliant setting in the times where creatures and magic were alive. This book should be permitted to anyone who craves adventure, secrets, and magic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE most amazing boo i have EVER read. It is interesting (very important,) suspensful (also important,) and very very cool! I cant explain how much i like this book. I'm like bursting! I give Wild Magic an A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this book since I was 12. I am now 20 and I still can't get enough. It has everything I could want in a book. Favorite book of all time, no ifs ands or buts about it.
Michelle Honeycutt More than 1 year ago
I had to buy all of tamora's work on my nook because my books were falling apart from me reading them so often! I love all her work and will continue to read it forever!
Jahmal ONeil More than 1 year ago
i remember pestering the library in Alameda, CA from the moment this book was released until it was in my hands for the very first time. this book is as wonderful for me now as it ever was the first time i read it. thank you, Tamora Pierce. you are truly a gift to on this earth.
Cajun_Wizard More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Tamora Pierce and I highly enjoyed it. I am a huge fan of fantasy worlds involving magic and was recommended to read this book, and was not disappointed. The flow from the first pages to the last is unceasing. Once I picked it up I could not put it down, and I WILL be reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess I am a late-comer to Pierce's writing and I started with one of her newer books- Terrier. Then I read the Alannah series before reading the Wild Magic series. I am now a huge fan of this author! She writes powerful female characters and I like the treatment of magic in all of her books. I enjoyed Wild Magic because of the animals, but this series doesn't have the power of the Alannah series. That said, Daine's pony is one of the most charming and memorable characters in any of the books I have read so far.
amber26 More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea of the book. I didn't know it was for a younger crowd so that threw me off a little bit. Other than the fact that it was written from a 13 year olds perspective I thought it was fun. It had a nice adventure and some new ideas that I hadn't really read in any other stories. I wouldn't want to give to much away so I will just leave it at that. It was not a waste of time because I did enjoy it once I came to terms with the fact that I was reading a kids book.
maximum More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing. For someone who loves both animals and magic, (like myself) will realize the true potential in this amazing book.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Veralidaine Sarrasri--Daine to everyone who knows her--is thirteen years old, orphaned, and without a home. Her amazing rapport with animals gets her a job with a horsemaster named Onua, and the two women become fast companions during their arduous journey from Daine's homeland of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall, where they are to deliver their equine charges to the service of the Queen's Riders. Along the way, Daine's gift for communicating with animals becomes more and more apparent, and when she alerts Onua to the approach of dangerous Immortals known as Stormwings, who feed off of fear and death, her talent can no longer be ignored. It is revealed that, while she does not have the magical Gift required to become a sorcerer, she does have a rarer form known as wild magic that connects her to the animals around her. Under the auspices of one of the most powerful mages in the country, Daine begins to strengthen her natural affinity, but she's haunted by a past she won't share with anyone, and a secret fear that if she uses too much of her power to communicate with animals, even for the good of those around her, she might find herself losing her own humanity. In the eyes of the Tortallan nobles, her training is of great importance in the ongoing effort to protect the kingdom against the vicious Immortals who have begun appearing out of nowhere in the last few years. Pierce has once again delivered a plucky heroine that girls young and old can ally with. Daine's no-nonsense attitude, coupled with her naïve fascination for the way in which business is conducted in Tortall, make her a completely likable character. For an experienced author, returning to an old fictional world and attempting to see it through new eyes can be difficult, but it also has manifold pleasures for both the writer and the reader. In this first book of THE IMMORTALS QUARTET, Tamora Pierce returns to the world her LIONESS QUARTET first popularized, and fans of Alanna, Tortall's first female knight, will be pleased to see their favorite lady heroine appear in print once more, but this time as a secondary character to another young girl with the potential to become a strong woman in her own right.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Animal lovers love, magic lovers love it, and... BOOK HATERS LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was the first of Tamora Pierce's book's I've read but I've been looking at all of them lately and I immediately noticed that all of her books are intertwined. Daine is a loveable girl and you want her succeed. I hope to see more of her through the rest of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Tamora Pierce book I ever read, and it was great. I love the adventure, (and the romance), and any fantasy lovers will love this book too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
elissa_kay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the first Tamora Pierce book I ever read, and I was hooked from then on. Wild Magic brings us back to Tortall and introduces the character of Daine, who is looking to find work and to escape her past. Her skill with animals gets her a job as an assistant to Onua, a horse buyer for the Queen's Riders. They journey together to the capital and meet a couple old friends on the way. This starts Daine on the way to mastering her wild magic and integrating into palace life. Adventures await and soon only Daine's magic can help when enemies of Tortall attack the royal family.I loved this book for it's characters, and for the continued world building. I would love to visit Tortall! Daine is pragmatic and smart, Numair is fun and caring, and the whole cast seem REAL, which can be hard in YA fantasy. Definitely a must read, especially for young/teen girls. Pierce's "sheroes" are great for boys too.
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even in a world filled with magic, Daine Sarrasi's gift with animals stands out, and between her unusual gift and having to hide the secrets from her past, it's easier for her to connect with animals than people. It takes time (and some gentle and not-so-gentle coaxing from friends and mentors) for Daine to come to trust her new acquaintances.I really enjoy these books and always like the strong women characters that Pierce writes, but she does have a tendency to do things like pound us over the head with the idea that something bad had happened in her past, long before we find out what it is. A few fewer - or more subtle - mentions of how she can't trust these new people with her secret because they'd surely hate her would have been just as effective, if not more so. But things like that aside, it's a good story and a fun, easy read.
butterflyfreak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just LOVE this book! It's the one book i can say that I hve read 25 times and be honest! That's probably kinda sick and I should know it by heart by now, but oh well. I acctuly do know most of it by heart ( I can recite the first chapter for you if you want) but i still love it. This is a YA book but i believe that most people can read and enjoy it. If you haven't read it yet i hope you do, it's really worth it!
legan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audiobook and it ruined the book. The "full-cast audio" was done by what sounded like a junior high school English class. The main narrator's pace was set to a metronome - never wavering even during the fight scenes. Ms. Pierce really needs to respect her work and get a better production company.
Goldengrove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A friend told me that she couldn't bear to re-read this as she was afraid of spoiling the memory of her enjoyment. It's certainly a book for a younger audience. Daine, the heroine, is skilled with animals, brave, and friendless - an excellent basis for the main character of a fantasy novel. The world is well-evoked, even though the 'good' characters merge together rather in their excessive niceness. Following Daine and Onua on their journey with a herd of horses is exciting as they manage dangers of all kinds and find out more about Daine and her powers. We don't dicover why Daine is all alone, or how it is that the animals do all that she asks, until quite far into the book, and that keeps the interest going nicely. I want to read the next volume.
Saieeda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this one a long time ago, so I don't remember all the details, but I do know this series was one of my favorites for a long time. This particular book was an amazing read. The type of natural magic the characters possess is fascinating as are the characters themselves.