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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
 
Series
Song of the Lioness
   1. Alanna (1983)
   2. In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)
   3. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986)
     aka The Girl Who Rides Like a Man
   4. Lioness Rampant (1988)
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Immortals
   1. Wild Magic (1992)
   2. Wolf Speaker (1994)
   3. The Emperor Mage (1994)
   4. The Realms of the Gods (1996)
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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
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Protector of the Small
   1. First Test (1999)
   2. Page (2000)
   3. Squire (2001)
   4. Lady Knight (2002)
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Circle Opens
   1. Magic Steps (2000)
   2. Street Magic (2000)
   3. Cold Fire (2002)
   4. Shatterglass (2003)
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Circle Reforged
   1. The Will of the Empress (2005)
   2. Melting Stones (2008)
   3. Battle Magic (2013)
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Legend of Beka Cooper
   1. Terrier (2006)
   2. Bloodhound (2009)
   3. Mastiff (2011)
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Collections
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Anthologies edited
   Young Warriors (2005) (with Josepha Sherman)
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Graphic Novels show
 
Non fiction show
 
Tamora Pierce recommends
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The King-Killing Queen (2023)
(King-Killing Queen, book 1)
Shawn Speakman
"A realm caught in deadly change, a queen fighting for the right to rule-edge-of-your-seat storytelling!"
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The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch (2023)
Melinda Taub
"A romping, lively retelling with surprises galore! It's a delight to see Lydia Bennet receive her due."
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The Dark Lord's Daughter (2023)
Patricia C Wrede
"A heart-stopping, unique adventure for all!."

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Anthologies containing stories by Tamora Pierce
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Unbound II (2022)
(Unbound , book 2)
edited by
Shawn Speakman
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The Dragon Book (2009)
Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy
edited by
Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

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Awards
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


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