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Tamora Pierce’s io9 Interview

io9: Let’s start with the new book, Tortall: A Spy’s Guide. Why do this kind of in-world expansion/set of information?

Tamora Pierce: People are always asking me—and if not me, friends of mine who know the universe well—details that don’t normally get included in the books, or details of story that haven’t come out yet. I was talking with my editor at Random House about just a basic dictionary or travel guide, or something of the sort that would have just bits and pieces that people would like that was pretty much insider information. I’d seen that there were several books of that kind that had come out at that point and I thought, “Yeah, we can do this.” That was my first mistake.

(There’s even a little tidbit about the upcoming Numair Chronicles in there…)

TORTALL: A SPY’S GUIDE Appearances

It’s just about time for the release of Tortall: A Spy’s Guide!  If you’ll be in the New York City area on Monday, October 30th, try to stop by the launch event at Books of Wonder, where you will meet Tammy and her Spy’s Guide co-authors, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe, and Megan Messinger. The event will run from 6 pm – 8pm, and will be the only chance to pick up a physical copy of Spy’s Guide before the official October 31st release!

Of course, if you can’t make it to Books of Wonder, there will be plenty of other opportunities to see Tammy. Check the Events page for a schedule of all upcoming appearances.

TRICKSTER’S CHOICE and TRICKSTER’S QUEEN, now on sale!

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!)

TORTALL AND OTHER LANDS, on sale now!

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!

Upcoming Appearances & Scheduling Change (Buffalo Street Books)

With the upcoming launch of the long-anticipated Tortall: A Spy’s Guide, Tammy and her co-authors will be making appearances at Books of Wonder (New York City), Politics and Prose (Washington, DC), and Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN). The coming months are shaping up to be very busy, so be sure to take a look at the Events page to see if Tammy’s coming to your area!

Please note that Tammy’s appearance at Buffalo Street Books (Ithaca, NY) has been moved to Saturday, December 2nd, from 2 – 4 pm.

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”….