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Circle of Magic #2: Tris's Book [Mass Market Paperback]

Tamora Pierce
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Sept. 1 1999 Circle of Magic (Book 2)
Four elements of power. Four children to control them. Four books of magic, adventure, and fantasy. Enter acclaimed author Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic.

In Book 2 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, earthquake damage has left Winding Circle vulnerable to pirate attack and Tris, Briar, Daja, and Sandry are working with the community to strengthen their defenses. When the pirate onslaught begins, two things become terribly clear: The pirates have a powerful new weapon — and they have an accomplice within Winding Circle. But they've failed to anticipate the fury of a young mage who has been betrayed once too often, and who has very stubborn, very loyal friends . . .

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Grade 5-10?Tris and her three fellow mages-in-training have barely survived an earthquake that hit Winding Circle Temple. Now pirates are threatening to destroy the only real home the young sorcerers have ever known. As in Sandry's Book (Scholastic, 1997), the first installment in the series, the companions realize they can save themselves and their community only by combining powers and becoming one force greater than the sum of its parts. Reminiscent of Virginia Hamilton's Justice and Her Brothers (Harcourt, 1989), but without the rivalry and menace within the four-person "unit," Tris's Book focuses instead on the growing friendship among the young mages and their realization that their magical connections are beginning to seep into other facets of their lives. Individually, the mages are also struggling to control their powers, which come on in overwhelming surges when their possessors feel strong emotions. Readers on the brink of adolescence, struggling with new feelings and abilities, will appreciate the young sorcerers' efforts. Pierce has created another gripping adventure that's sure to please her many fans.?Beth Wright, Edythe Dyer Community Library, Hampden, ME
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 6^-9. Sometimes when the first volume in a series is exciting and readable and has interesting characters (each of whom will be featured in a separate book) and an intriguing premise, you wonder if the author will be able to sustain the momentum. That's certainly not a problem with this book, the second in Pierce's Circle of Magic series. It's just as dramatic and engaging as Sandry's Book. The four young mages introduced in Sandry's story continue to learn how powerful they are when they meld their talents. In this adventure, it falls to Tris, the weather mage, to harness her temper and magic to save her friends and the Winding Circle community from marauding pirates who are employing their own deadly magic. Pierce skillfully develops her secondary characters while allowing Tris to take center stage, and smoothly advances the plot. A cut above many fantasies for the age group. Chris Sherman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book April 8 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Tris' Book is a book about a girl, who has recently discovered that she has powerful mage power, and her 3 close friends. They live at the Winding Circle Temple, which has recently received damage from an Earthquake. Unsettling things begin to happen, and it becomes clear that something is amiss and danger threatens Winding Circle. The danger comes in the form of Pirates, who are taking advantage of Winding Circle's wounded state. A cousin from the Family that cast Tris out shows up, and advises her to return home, but Tris is fiercly determined to fight for and protect the only place that she has ever felt at home, with her equally powerful friends right beside her.
This book has more action than the first book in the Circle of Magic series, and the ending, in my opinion, is more satisfying. This book allows more exploration of the characters, because introductions do not need to be made, allowing for a greater story line. It is definitely worth your while to read, I quite enjoyed it. I would give it about a 4 and one half star rating, but there is no half so I am giving it 4.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent follow up! June 25 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you thought Sandry's Book was good, you'll love Tris's Book! If anything, it's far better than the first one, with a lot more stuff happening, and the characters well fleshed out. Still, if it's an action filled fantasy thriller you're looking for, you won't find it here. This is a mainly character driven story without a lot of different things going on at once. Anyway, pirates have begun attacking Winding Circle in the aftermath of the devestating earthquake, while Tris's cousin Aymery appears, with a message from the family who rejected and ignored Tris, begging her to return to the side of her dying father. I won't say anything else to avoid spoiling the story, but trust me, this is a great book, good for kids of all ages, particularly the 9 to 12 age range. Older kids may feel a bit cheated reading a book about a bunch of ten year olds, but the author's skill got me over it quickly and I urge any fan of Tamora Pierce, young or old, to give this series a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Weather Witch! Feb. 27 2002
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Tris' book is the second best in the series (Brair's being the best) and is a book you must read. When pirates attack winding circle, the only home to the four mages in training Sandry, Daja, Tris, And Briar,they have come with a new weapon. How will the four fight to protect the only home that they have been accepted in?
this is a book that has it's own unique plot filled with unforgetable characters. In this book, I found that the description of tris's past to be interesting and strange in the sense that her family are so mean. I can say that the end is good and the text will keep you reading. I give this five stars because I not only love all of Tamora Pierce's books, but I think that this book has a wonderful way of describing things that happen in her world, and in the real world with the added push of magic and a new language. If you like smart-mouthed red heads that have unsettling ways with the weather, then this book is for you. So if your looking for an good book, then you have found one in this!!!!! I truly believe that this series is the best, and Tris's book is one of them that earns it it's name!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tamora Pierce has done it again. March 31 1998
By A Customer
This is the second book in the Circle of Magic Quartet, but it is not second when it comes right down to it. Tamora Pierce has written many books about the Kingdom of Tortall, but this series is in a compleatly different world. This makes this series even better. Though I love her other series, and I am glad that she is continuing in her next set of books, but reading about a new world and new characters if a great change.
Tris's Book begins two weeks after Sandry's Book, the first book, ended. The four children mages of Disipline Cottage are continuing their lessons with their teachers. Lark is teaching Sandry how to use her magic to weave. The Smith is teaching Daja how use her magic to look for metals under the ground. Rosethorne is teaching Briar more about the plants in her garden and how their magics connect them togethar. Last but not least, Niko is again intrupting Tris's lessons because of a large, unexpected explosion. This explosion is only the begining of the troubles at Winding Circle Temple. Pirate's attack the Temple, throwing exploding balls into the protective walls. All of the residents are needed to help protect the Temple from being destroyed. Tris, Sandry, Briar, and Daja must decide what to do to help and how they can use their powers to help. By the end of the book they have learned a lot of lessons, and they grow in wisdom. They also learn that they need to learn controll, over anything else, of their powers will be worthless.
After reading this book, I am now anxiously awaiting for the next two books of this quartet to be written and published. Tamora Pierce is a wonderful writer. She writes so that the readers feel as if they are a part of the action. I highly recomend this book, and all of her other books, to all kinds of readers of all ages. There is something in this book that will appeal to all different kinds of readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tris's Book Dec 10 1999
By A Customer
So far, I have only read the first two of the circle of magic series, but Tris's Book is better that the first book, Sandry's. I like the adventure at the end better, with the pirates. It was better than the earthquake. In my middle school, very few kids read Tamora Pierce's books. I really like them because like all her other books I've read,(All the Song of the Lioness and Immortal Series) there is magic, and someone is trying to learn theirs. Alanna was afraid of her magic and Daine was convinced she didn't have any, but then she was taught more magic. I am very anious to read Daja's and Brair's books, but the school library doesn't even have Sandry's. I had to buy them all myself. I guess I like these books because they are my age. I have recommened these books to my friends, and they now like them just as much. There is just something very cool about Tamora Piece's books that my friends and I really like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Great book to get lost in.. Easy to read with a storyline and characters that stir the imagination. Characters that are easy to love. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars A great continuation!
I found this book was even better than the last one! This book is mostly centered on Tris, the weather witch (hence the title). Read more
Published on June 3 2004 by Amanda
4.0 out of 5 stars Tris's Book
Tris's book is the second book in the Circle of Magic series. In this book, a powerful earthquake has destroy parts of the Winding Circle's defenses. Read more
Published on Sept. 24 2003 by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant series by a brilliant author
I have enjoyed all of the books by Tamora Pierce-I especially recommend the Tortall ones-they are most peoples favourites I think. Read more
Published on Sept. 11 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Enchanting
Even if you're the most picky reader, you'll LOVE this book. It puts you in it's own spell and you can't put it down until you finish. Read more
Published on June 21 2003 by Chelsea
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Tris is a great character
I love this, and it's not even my favorite from COM. I think Tris is the character that intrigues me the most, although I could never have a favorite from among the four. Read more
Published on June 7 2003 by Camilla Kaplan
5.0 out of 5 stars Tris's Book
This book I would have to say was my favorite of all of them. It had lots of action and emotion, Though I do not read alot of books I read this series and can't wait to read... Read more
Published on Feb. 24 2003 by Opal
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a great read, perfect for fantasy fans!
The book is very imaginative, and is a must for all you fantasy readers. I LOVE fantasy books, and Tamora Pierce is my favorite author. Read more
Published on July 18 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Circle of Magic #2: Tris's Book
An exceptional work, Tris's Book will capture your interest at once- it did mine. The hard-hearted Trisana lights up a bit and truly comes through for her friends- and enemies. Read more
Published on June 25 2002 by Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book; if you liked the first one...
I like Tamora's books alot. I've read all the CIRCLE OF MAGIC books. Out of all of them, i like this one the most; because this book is so exciting all the way through. Read more
Published on June 18 2002
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