Circle of Magic #2: Tris's Book Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 1999
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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 the Hardcover edition.
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 the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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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.
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!
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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The version I got had a different cover, which I like less, but the book was a good sequel to the first in many ways. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 morePublished on Nov. 26 2013 by Bookworm
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 morePublished on June 3 2004 by Amanda
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 morePublished on Sept. 24 2003 by Jessica
I have enjoyed all of the books by Tamora Pierce-I especially recommend the Tortall ones-they are most peoples favourites I think. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003
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 morePublished on June 21 2003 by Chelsea
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 morePublished on June 7 2003 by Camilla Kaplan
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