Pierce, Tamora. The Will of the Empress.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

PIERCE, Tamora. The will of the empress. Scholastic. 320p. c2005. 0-439-44171-4. $17.99. JSA *

In her latest tale, fantasy queen Pierce reunites the four young mages from her Circle of Magic and Circle Opens series, and her many fans will be delighted. The book opens as thread mage Sandry is turning 16. She isn't just a talented "stitch witch"; she's also a wealthy noblewoman, and when her powerful kinswoman, the Empress Berenne, summons her to the land of Namorn, Sandry feels obliged to go. Accompanied by her long-separated, bickering foster siblings, the mages Daja, Tris, and Briar, Sandry arrives at the empress's court, only to discover that the treacherous empress has no intention of letting her--or her fortune--ever leave. It will...

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