Cover Reveal! The long-awaited TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce!

By: Jun. 22, 2017
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The cover has been revealed for TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce. It is the long-awaited first book in The Numair Chronicles which Tortall fans have been clamoring for since meeting Numair Salmalín in the early 1990s. Numair was featured in Pierce's highly-lauded Song of the Lioness quartet and was a major character in her The Immortals quartet.

TEMPESTS AND STORMS has had its date pushed back several times for the last few years, and will finally be coming out on February 6, 2018 from Random House Books for Young Readers.

Today, take a look at the book's fantastic new cover and get a first look at the summary to one of 2018's more anticipated new releases!


Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.

Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm's most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness-and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the "leftover prince" with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.


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