Review: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Wildness is a kind of magic

Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realise it’s more than a knack . . . it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his apprentice.

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of The Immortals series, featuring an updated cover – perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

I first read ‘Wild Magic’ many years go as a young teenager. when I saw that they had been re-printed recently (with gorgeous new covers) I couldn’t resist visiting Daine and Tortall again.

It’s always a bit of a risk to re-visit a series after a long break especially a series aimed at a younger market but I was immediately reminded of why I had loved this series so much. I would still love to have Daine’s ability to talk to animals, her relationship with Cloud (her horse) and other furred and feathered friends are as important as the human friendships she makes along the way.

The Stormwings are just as chilling as they were when I was younger, the Spidrins terrifying and the story is as fantastical as it was in my memory.

I’ll definitely be tracking down and reading the rest of the Immortals Quartet.