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Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales

By: Tamora Pierce

BOOK TALK

This collection of short stories brings a welcome addition to the body of work by one of our favorite authors. Whether set in modern times, in Tortall, or in foreign lands, each story draws you in with the strength of the characters, both human and fantastical. A dragon, a young tribal girl who learns the secrets of the animals and puts them to great use, a storyteller determined to teach the women of her country, a girl who befriends a fantasy creature in a world where those creatures are sold as a commodity, a high school student with a family heritage of goddesses are just some of the characters whose stories grace these pages. Best of all is a sneak peek of the third title in the Beka Cooper series, Mastiff.

 

Prepared by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas