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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

4 reviews

annapox's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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auberginehayz's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

Tamora Pierce's writing is so comforting and her characters so relatable and lovable. I enjoyed this prequel book and the diverse characters introduced in it. It is a bit slow paced though, perhaps because it is a prequel I am champing for the dramatic stuff that I know has to happen!

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danielforshort's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

I always love Pierce's style of writing- the beginning of this book I was having trouble with the pacing, but once I learned to vibe with the main character it flowed easily 

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macthekat's review against another edition

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4.5

4½ stars
I did not want the book to stop. 
There some some neat cameos and forshadowing of events in the later books, but I don't think one would notice, if one had not read any other book. I can very much be read by it self. 
I really enjoyed the book and it really makes me want to read the next book set in the country - that would be the last of the Immortals series.
It is quite a cozy read - in that way many magical boarding school books are. The students faces challenges, but not world shattering ones. We got a lot of everyday school scenes as well as the big drama scenes. 
This is very much a book that take a long hard look at slavery - without being graphic - the protagonist struggles morally with living in a slave society. 
It is also a book that deals frankly with the love life of teenagers - they are all allowed to have a number of romantic partners - there is no drama and no judgement in it. Also the boys have a pretty frank talk about morning wood and changing bodies - which is the first I have ever read seen from a boy's perspective. 
Hmm I might be talking my self into giving it an extra star and not punishing it for me reading it too late at night and being really sleepy a lot of the time I was reading. I am pretty sure it will work very well at the inevitable reread.

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