Series: Emelan #5

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Magic Steps

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Magic Steps

First in the The Circle Opens fantasy subseries (fifth in the Emelan overall series) for young middle grade readers and revolving around Lady Sandry. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of The Circle Opens books on my website. My Take I do love Tamora Pierce’s stories. She has the greatest characters and the coziest scenes — she weaves a story you fall into. It’s amazing what Pierce comes up with that spinning thread and weaving it can do as magic. Makes you appreciate thread, lol. In this one, a boy has a talent and the desire to pursue it, but it doesn’t fit within his family’s ambitions. It’s a struggle that leads to greater learning for everyone involved. And his family and we learn how very practical Lady Sandry is. I love that she wants to learn and help anyone and everyone. I do like the duke. He’s fair and firm and looks out for the welfare of his people and his country. Don’t ya wish our own politicians would do that? Unfortunately, he’s very fair and will even protect the bad guys when they’re being attacked. I know, I know. I should be more sympathetic and interested […]