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Tamora Pierce

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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.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Tortall (2017) (with Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe and Megan Messinger)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2012) : Bloodhound
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2012) : Mastiff
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2012) : Terrier

Books about Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce (2006) by Donna Dailey
Tamora Pierce recommends
The Gift (2001)
(Books of Pellinor, book 1)
Alison Croggon
"An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero...I couldn't put it down!"
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 (2007)
Rebecca Stead
"An absolutely gripping story!"
Thirteenth Child (2009)
(Frontier Magic, book 1)
Patricia C Wrede
"I plunged in and couldn't put it down until I finished."
Rampant (2009)
(Killer Unicorns, book 1)
Diana Peterfreund
"Rampant is a thrilling read."
Ice (2009)
Sarah Beth Durst
"This beautifully drawn tale captured love in a realm of wonders!"
Ballad (2009)
(Books of Faerie, book 2)
Maggie Stiefvater
"Ballad is giddy, intoxicating, and threatening all at once."
The Poison Eaters (2010)
Holly Black
"Gritty, grim, and fabulous... Holly is a master of dark magic and dark reality!"
Mistwood (2010)
(Mistwood, book 1)
Leah Cypess
"Edge-of-the-chair reading."
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 (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 (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 (2011)
(Fire and Thorns, book 1)
Rae Carson
Fox and Phoenix (2011)
(Long City, book 1)
Beth Bernobich
"One cool, lively, exciting book, set in a unique new world - I loved it!"
Sparrow Hill Road (2014)
(Ghost Road, book 1)
Seanan McGuire
"Hitchhiking ghosts, the unquiet dead, the gods of the old American roads—McGuire enters the company of Lindskold and Gaiman with this book, creating a wistful, funny, fascinating new mythology of diners, corn fields, and proms in this all-in-one-sitting read!"
The Fire Wish (2014)
(Jinni Wars, book 1)
Amber Lough
"War, magic, and romance kept me reading nonstop!"
Ash & Bramble (2015)
(Ash & Bramble, book 1)
Sarah Prineas
"A uniquely, new fairy tale, full of beauty and danger. Splendid!."
Crossroads of Canopy (2017)
(Titan's Forest Trilogy, book 1)
Thoraiya Dyer
"I am majorly impressed with Thoraiya Dyer's Crossroads of Canopy. A unique, gorgeous, and dangerous world, a stubborn female hero, and a writer to watch!"
The Black Witch (2017)
(Black Witch Chronicles, book 1)
Laurie Forest
"I absolutely loved The Black Witch...A whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!."
Daughter of the Burning City (2017)
Amanda Foody
"Wow! A dark and dangerous tale, a world like no other and heroism of the weirdest kind!."
The Waking Land (2017)
(Waking Land, book 1)
Callie Bates
"A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!"
Mask of Shadows (2017)
(Mask of Shadows, book 1)
Linsey Miller
"I love every aspect of this amazing book - a genderfluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!"
The Diminished (2018)
(Diminished, book 1)
Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
"Two fierce young people battle a fiery landscape and vicious foes in a race for freedom. I was glued to my seat!"
Street Freaks (2018)
Terry Brooks
"Unforgiving suspense, constant paranoia, a future of ruthless mega-companies, and a young man caught in multiple conspiracies with friends and foes. Totally gripping, totally tense!"
West (2018)
(East, book 2)
Edith Pattou
"Humans and characters from magic fight for love and life against a dreadful enemy. I could hardly breathe as they battle for the fate of the world. There isn't a dull moment, only the risk to every life on earth!"
The Women's War (2019)
(Women's War, book 1)
Jenna Glass
"A compulsive read, riveting characters, life-or-death stakes . . . a smashing book!"
Holy Sister (2019)
(Book of the Ancestor, book 3)
Mark Lawrence
"Dark, Passionate, tense."
Unnatural Magic (2019)
C M Waggoner
"Unique, haunting, magical."

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