Posts Tagged ‘Tempests and Slaughter’ Tamora Pierce Writes Fantasy That Changes Lives

Last month, Meghan Ball at wrote a wonderful, personal article about her experiences with Tamora’s books, and the ways in which they’ve made an impact.

Tamora Pierce should be a household name. We should all be crowded around our TVs every Saturday night watching The Song of the Lioness show on HBO. Her works should be considered a cultural touchstone that inspire generations. Prog rock bands should be creating epic concept albums based on her stories. There should be Funko Pops of Alanna of Trebond, Numair Salmalín, and Keladry of Mindelan.

But there aren’t. (At least, not yet.)

Thank you, Meghan, for the kind words!

Read the entire article here: Tamora Pierce Writes Fantasy That Changes Lives


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.

Interviews at Unbound Worlds & Underlined

In the lead-up to Tempests and Slaughter, Tammy did a series of short video interviews with Penguin Random House, available exclusively at Unbound Worlds! Check them out: Tamora Pierce on Her New Book, Tempests and Slaughter.

That’s not all, however! Tammy also sat down for a Q&A with Underlined, where she talked about writing– and even shared some teenage anecdotes. You can read all about it here: Exclusive Q&A with Legendary Fantasy Author Tamora Pierce.


Tempests and Slaughter is just around the corner, and it’s already generating buzz around the internet! Here’s a roundup of a few links…

Times of India covers TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER

The countdown to Tempests and Slaughter begins! With the book’s release just days away, the hype’s spread worldwide! Just last week, the Times of India covered Tempests, calling it:

[A]n enthralling fantasy full of adventure. A perfect read for all those looking for a good fantasy fiction.

Upon hearing the news, Tammy had this to say: “I’m a major Bollywood fan, and a fan of numerous Indian movies and books, so to be carried in an Indian magazine is a major thrill for me! One day I’ll get to visit India in person!”

You can read the article here: Tempests and Slaughter – A New Addition in Tamora Pierce’s Tortall Universe

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.