This was originally scheduled for Fantastic February, then I got sick and never posted it. Enjoy.
Book provided by Random House
Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales is a collection of short stories from fantasy author Tamora Pierce.
I am a *huge* Tamora Pierce fangirl and I devoured the Lioness books before I ever figured out they were YA (and then continued to read many of her other series all set in the land of Tortall).
Most of these stories take place in the land of Tortall, but some take place in the “real world.” Some are long, and some are short.
We see old friends like Nawat and Aly from the Trickster books, meet new ones, and get to know more about characters referenced in other books, like Kylaia who was referenced in the Lioness books. But don’t have to have all (or any) of the other series to enjoy this vivid, vibrant, and extremely diverse collection of tales which will appeal to adults and teens alike.
Like all of Pierce’s stories (which is why I love them) the tales in this book are filled with the trials of coming of age, pushing the boundaries, discovering yourself and where you fit regardless of what others tell you, and (of course) magic.
One of the most vibrant for me was “The Dragon’s Tale” which features Kitten the dragon from the Immortals books who has an adventure of her own.
We also get a sneak peek of the new Becca Cooper story. Can’t wait!
Do you love Tortall? What’s your favorite series or character? If not, is there a series you want to read? One lucky commenter will win a hardcover copy of this book (open internationally, contest closes May 22, 11:59 PM PST)