Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Some housekeeping…

While Tammy’s still on the Tempests and Slaughter tour, here’s a quick update on what’s going on around the website, and what’s on the horizon!

Book Pages Updates

When we launched the new website, the books’ pages only included links to retail giants like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But Tammy’s a big supporter of indie bookstores, and it didn’t sit well with any of her team to just leave the options at that. So, to make it easier to support independent bookstores and small businesses, we’ve made some changes.

Every book’s page now includes new retail options. In addition to big names like iTunes and Google Play, you can now find links to Tammy’s books (when available) on IndieBound, Powell’s,, and– of course– Full Cast Audio!

Head to any book’s page and see the new options.

Fan Mail & Fan Appreciation Project

Between the release of Tortall: A Spy’s Guide and Tempests and Slaughter, the word ‘hectic’ doesn’t even begin to describe Tammy’s schedule. But we just wanted to assure you that your fan mail isn’t floating in a void. The Fan Appreciation Project is chugging along, slowly and steadily. Once things settle down, we’re doubling down on efforts to make sure each and every message gets a response. Yes, even the really old ones!

Just a quick reminder, though:

Upcoming Changes

Keep checking back for more updates to the site! We’ll be adding new sections to the FAQ, posting recommended reading orders (a question Tammy gets a lot!), and restoring the long-lost book excerpts. We’re also brainstorming with Tammy to come up with some fun, new features for the site.

That’s all for now!


It’s finally here! Tempests and Slaughter is now available. And, if you’re in the Fort Collins area, you can celebrate with Tammy, as she kicks off the book tour at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church! There’s still time to RSVP. Click here for more information. We hope to see you tonight!

If you can’t make it to tonight’s event, don’t worry. There are more opportunities to come! In fact, you can find all upcoming appearances over at the Events page.


The e-book sale continues! Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen are on sale now, for $1.99 each. Join Aly, the daughter of Alanna the Lioness, as she carves her own path as a spy. This two-part tale is just the thing to read before diving into the secret files of Aly’s father: George Cooper, the spymaster of Tortall…

Tortall: A Spy’s Guide hits the shelves next Tuesday, October 31st. Pre-orders are still available!

(Just a note: if you can’t find the e-book edition at any of the provided links, you can search directly on the retailers’ websites!)


Right now, the e-book version of Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales is on sale for $1.99! If you haven’t had a chance to read these short tales, now’s the time to pick it up. Tortall and Other Lands features previously-unseen adventures of Alanna, Numair, and Daine– perfect to get you ready for Tammy’s two upcoming books.

And, if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Tortall: A Spy’s Guide yet, it’s not too late. There’s still some time before its October 31st release!

The Cover for TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER, Tamora Pierce’s First “Numair” Book, Revealed!

The Broadway Book World site has revealed the cover art for Tempests and Slaughter, the first in Tamora Pierce’s THE NUMAIR CHRONICLES three-book series about the childhood of Arram Draper, the boy who will grow up to be the Great Mage, Numair Salmalín.

Set mainly in Carthak’s Imperial University, Tempests and Slaughter tells of young Arram’s struggles to focus and control his magic, his growing friendships with the young Mage Prince Ozorne and Mage Girl Varice, and the first hints at what fate the Gods and Destiny hold in store for him. From the deadly intrigues of the Imperial Palace to the depths of the Gladiator Holding Cells, Arram will have to dig deep within his powers to protect his friends – and himself.

After years of work, Tempests and Slaughter will be out in US Hardcover on February 6, 2018.






TORTALL, A SPY’S GUIDE is Available for Pre-Order Now!

It’s the book The Whisper Man doesn’t want you reading! Tortall, A Spy’s Guide gives all you aspiring Sparrows (secret agents) and Hostlers (field agents) a look inside the Tortallan Royal Shadow Service, from the Secret Files of George, Baron Cooper.

Assembled by Tamora Pierce, with the assistance of Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe, Megan Messenger, and Diverse Other Hands, the collection of Letters, Secret Diaries, and Confidential Guides reveals previously unknown (or unreferenced) aspects of the Tortall Universe, through the eyes of those trained to observe everything – and spy on it.

Available October 2017, this book is available for pre-order effective immediately. Be sure to reserve your copy today, before the record gets filleted by a nimble-fingered ex-King of Thieves, his Spymistress Daughter…. or “Father”….