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This was originally scheduled for Fantastic February, then I got sick and never posted it.  Enjoy. 

Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales

 by Tamora Pierce

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)

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In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

In case you’re wondering what this is all about, “In My Mailbox” something some book bloggers do to show off their ARCs. I’ve never done one, since I don’t get many ARCs. This is my first stab at Vloging, uploading to youtube, or any of that. Me participating in this is all the fault of Julie and Harmony. None of these books are actually Steampunk, though “Book Monday” usually features Steampunk books.

For Review (for a special non-steampunk feature I’ll be doing after the first of the year):
Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce

Bought:
Dick and Jane and Vampires (I had to share this because it was funny)

Thanks to:
Harper Eos
Random House

So, there you go. I feel like I really should be in full Steampunk dress, sitting at a table in a richly appointed room with a cup of tea, what do you think?

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