Daja's Book (Circle of Magic Series #3)

Daja's Book (Circle of Magic Series #3)

by Tamora Pierce

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In the third volume of Tamora Pierce's critically acclaimed quartet, the heroine Daja uses her magic to help the great leader Firetamer protect the land. When Firetamer is killed, Daja is the Trader people's last hope.

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ISBN-13: 9780780799493
Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Series: Circle of Magic Series , #3
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Tamora Pierce is the critically acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, including the Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets, THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS, MELTING STONES, and, most recently, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Beka Cooper trilogy. She lives in New York State with her husband, Tim, and her seven cats and two birds. Visit her online at www.tamorapierce.com.

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Daja's Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daja's Book is a satisfying installment to the series. When metal smith, Daja, accidentally creates a living iron vine, it becomes apparent that something must be done about the magic's of the four children bleeding into each other. That is not on Daja's mind, however, because the Traders that she's been exiled from because of her 'bad luck' have made her an offer for her magic vine. The children's magic is not top priority for many others, either because they are journeying through Gold Ridge Mountains, where a three year drought threatens the land. Finally the children's magic is brought to attention, and Sandry completes a complicated weaving that keeps their magic from bleeding together, while still allowing them to stay connected. When grassfires start, Daja knows she must help the Traders, even though they banished her, and even though they would still avoid her because of her 'bad luck.' Daja's Book is another acheivement for Tamora Pierce. The more she writes, the more readers crave her books. This book, too, has an intense and satisfying plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Woah! This was really Good! Golden Ridge valley in the North has a drought going on. The four and their teachers, along with the duke-Sandry's great uncle- and his gaurds, go to the valley to see how they can help. the four's magic is even more combined than ever, and all four love each other even more than ever.
bell7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the third book of the Circle of Magic series, the four friends travel with Sandry's uncle to North Emelan, a town that has been suffering from a drought. The duke wants to see if there is anything he can do to help. Rosethorn, Lark, and Nico, the young mages' teachers, are even more concerned that the local mage has been keeping wildfires at bay, meaning that if any true forest fire were to start, the place is ripe for destruction.At this point, if you've been reading the series all along you know exactly what to expect. We move between the points of view of Sandry, Tris, Daja, and Briar, who have now been at Winding Circle for five months. Their magic continues to tangle in interesting and new ways. This time, I was happy to see that what "normal" magic is supposed to be like is a little more fleshed out, though I'm not sure I really understand why their magic is supposed to be so surprising. I'm looking forward to reading Briar's Book, since he's my favorite character of the four.
ashooles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book started of storng and had me hooked on it. But as it progressed I found myself lose that excitement. I felt some parts drag. But all in all I still really enjoyed it. These Tamora Pierce books are fantastic. And Daja's a great character.
chibimajo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Our great mages and their 4 apprentices are travelling with the Duke to assess the needs of the outer regions. Daja's, Briar's, Sandry's and Tris's magic has all bled together in very strange ways, causing Daja to have much longed for contact with other Trader folk. Forest fires are raging throughout the region, drought has lasted for 3 years, crops are failing and the copper mine is running dry. Things look very bad for the Gold Ridge Valley, but the 4 manage to put things almost back to rights with an amazing display of power and luck.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like Daja. Here we learn a lot more about Traders, and about Daja's attitude toward being outcast and the Traders' attitude toward her. The adventure - the crisis that forms the plot - is relatively minor; all the exciting bits (well, except the climax itself) are related to Daja and the Traders, especially the wirok. I really like her, too.
kpickett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While Daja and her companions are traveling across the countryside they meet up with a caravan of gypsies or Traders. The quartets powers become accentially intertwined when Daja creates a living vine of metal. The four must work to untangle their magics and stop a raging wildfire before it is too late.
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I much prefer Pierce's Tortall books - I prefer nearly any given book in the Tortall universe to any book in the Circle universe. I think part of the problem I have with the Circle books is that there are always too many things going on at once, so none of them quite get the time they need to be developed, and neither do the characters. In Daja's Book, for instance, there is the drought, there is the fire (admittedly the two are connected), there is Daja's problems being a cast-out from her people (since a group of her people come around), there is yet another prideful mage (I think there is one in every book) and prideful noble (likewise) to cause problems and/or discord, and then Daja's and her friends' magics get away from them (more than once).And that's not even all of it. It's just too much. The book should be half again as long to encompass it all, and all the Circle books are like that. But this is one of the two Circle books that I reread occasionally despite the problems, because certain parts of the storylines resonate with me.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Daja has always been one of my favorite characters in the Circle of Magic series, and I really enjoyed this book. I liked learning more details about Trader culture, and there was a nice balance of exterior action and interior self-discovery. My brain does sometimes glaze over a little when Pierce starts to describe the characters' magical workings, but when they're grounded in something concrete (Daja's metal craft, Sandry's weaving) it's easier for me to follow.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Remembered this taking me some time to read. I guess because I stopped reading the series then picked it up again. But once I started reading, I loved it even more.
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Alaskan_Jenny More than 1 year ago
Awsome highly reccommended!
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AndromedaIL More than 1 year ago
I love the Circle of Magic series. Daja is probably my favorite character because of the struggles she faced early in life. This book is the first of the series that brings a little more of the mystery genre into focus. It was a nice change of pace and an inventive way to keep readers interested in the series.
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Tammy:this book rocks! Gabe:im lovin it. Stephen:love love love love!!!!! Marcia:boom boom daja power!!:)
Big-B More than 1 year ago
This book is full of great feats of magic and mystery. I enjoyed this book because it explains the strength of teamwork and friendship.
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JoMJo More than 1 year ago
This serirs is awesome!
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