Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1) by Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)

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-over...

Details Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)

TitleTempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)

  • Emily May
    I initially rated this four stars but did not write a review. For some reason, I wasn't ready. I had to go think about it some more before I could put my overall thoughts into words. And that's when I realized something: I was rating this based on what I wanted it to be, what I was sure it would be before I started the book, and just generally what I expected from Tamora Pierce. But - and it pains me to say it - this is just not a four star book....
  • Danielle
    Orignal Post Aug 30, 2013Edit 7/11/14The publication date got pushed back to 2015?Edit 1/31/15Excuse me? 2016? Is this a cruel joke?Edit 8/31/15It's been TWO YEARS since I found out about this book and there's still no official publication date.Edit 1/7/2016GoodReads hasn't updated it yet, but 2017 is the new expected publication year. 2017.There will now be three books instead of two. BUT COME ON!!
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    On sale now! 3.5 stars, rounding up. Final review, first published on Fantasy Literature:With Tempests and Slaughter, Tamora Pierce launches a new series set in her beloved Tortall universe, which includes over twenty books. Pierce backtracks several years to relate the youthful experiences of Arram Draper, who plays a key role in other TORTALL books, particularly the IMMORTALS series, as the powerful mage Numair.When Tempests and Slaughter begin...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/02/04/...Tempest and Slaughter was my first Tamora Pierce novel, and I loved it. The story follows protagonist Arram Draper, a gifted 10-year-old mage whose power rivals even that of students almost twice his age at the prestigious Imperial University of Carthak. But when his lack of training eventually leads to the accidental flooding of a classroom, it is swiftly decided that spec...
  • Rian *fire and blood*
    This isn't really a review, more of a gush. Okay so Alanna is my girl right? She's my bestie though she doesn't realize it. But Arram Draper has not so subtly stolen into my dark little heart and set it on 🔥FIRE🔥. First off, thank you Tamora Pierce for like, all the books. BUT THIS ONE is precious. Not because it's Numair's backstory, but this book, though completely new to me, felt like coming home. I see Ozorne as a teenager, I see Arram ...
  • Nancy
  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    OMGOMGOMG I NEED THIS SO BAD IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY-----Ugh you guys I am so ashamed that this book took me so long to read. Tamora Pierce has been my favorite author ever since I picked up Trickster’s Choice many years ago. Of course I was pissed to find out that I had basically ruined a lot of things for myself for picking up that duology first but I had no idea at the time! I spend the next few years DEVOURING every other book written by this g...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    If you have read the Immortals series by Tamara Pierce is Numair Salmalín is a familiar name. In her new series, The Numair Chronicles do we get to know Numair Salmalín before he became a famous mage. When he was still Attam Draper. Tempests and Slaughter is the first new book in a new series by Tamara Pierce, and when I got the chance to read this book couldn't I turn it down. And, I'm glad that I decided to go for the book because Pierce has ...
  • Suzanne
    4.5*This is going to be an extra small review as I do not have power thanks to the Nor’easter and am doing this on my 4G and don’t want to lose more battery life. Absolutely enjoyed this wonderful mage story! The main trio of characters was entertaining and the dialogue and plot in this story is so amusing. The pages flew by because of the entertainment of the plot. My quick and simple overall: entertaining and a great mage story!
  • Sam Maggs
    **Spoiler-free review!** I think the first time I read about the Young Numair trilogy was on Tammy's "Upcoming Books" page way back in 2003, when I was 14 years old. I'm 28 now, and I can say honestly: this book completely lived up to half a lifetime's worth of anticipation.Tempests and Slaughter brought back all the magic of the Lioness and Immortals quartets for me. It's no secret that I'm a huge Tamora Pierce fan, and Numair is my forever #1 m...
  • Laura
    I am a terrible fantasy fan. Why? Because I’ve never read a novel by Tamora Pierce.I am definitely going to have to correct that mistake by attempting to read her entire Tortall series, because, oh gosh, Tempests and Slaughter was magnificent.In Tempests and Slaughter, Pierce returns to the very early days of her Tortall series by focusing on the childhood, and eventual rise, of the powerful mage, Numair Salmalín, who is introduced in Wild Mag...
  • Greyson (Grey) Edwards
    The Numair Chronicles Series Ratings:Tempests and Slaughter: ★★★★The Exile's Gift: Possibly TBRI post reviews on my new blog now! You'll also find a whole bunch of different bookish things like Tag Tuesday, hauls, TBR updates and wrap ups. If you're interested please check it out!Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review.It’s just as Master Sebo says, Arram decided during their ride...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    ★★★★☆The Imperial University of Carthak is a prestigious school, educating the brightest adolescent Mages throughout the kingdom, including promising young mage Arram Draper, the ten year old son of a thread merchant. Mages are a revered member of the community, educated in the artistry of healing, spell casting and the combative arts. Arram Draper is an intelligent, gentle young boy and an advanced learning academic of The Imperial Uni...
  • Aristea
    The book had some interesting aspects (especially in world building), I think it has potential for the next books. Yet, I did not connect at all with the characters at all, which is unusual to me, and the story turned quickly into a flat story (there were moments in which I was super interested and then long moments in which I could not force myself to care).I also continuously thought about Harry Potter and that’s a difficult parallel to go th...
  • Amber Robertson
    Full review to come. A high fantasy adventure that got dull at times but is clearly setting up for book two.
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    This took me straight back to my happy place in Tortall. I ate this up and it was great to see Numair (uh, Arram), Varice, and Ozorne as kids at university.I have to admit that I don't see this book appealing as much to new fans of Pierce. It's not the best place to start with the Tortall universe and certainly Numair gets a splashier entrance in Wild Magic. I loved it because I was already heavily invested in Numair from The Immortals quartet. I...
  • Scott Hitchcock
    This was my first book by the author. Overall I liked the book but it was closer to early middle school in content and plot. Minus the author's early fixation on pubescent morning wood I'd would consider letting my 7 year old listen to it. The characters are easy to like and this definitely has an old school classic style to it. If you're looking for something new this isn't a book for you. All of the themes have been established long ago. If you...
  • Sarah
    I received a finished edition of this novel from Hachette Australia in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.Tempests and Slaughter is the first book in a new duology (I believe it is only going to be two books) by renowned author Tamora Pierce. Tempests and Slaughter tells the early life story of Numair Salmalin (Arram Draper). If you haven’t read any of Pierce’s previous works – never fear – you don’t need to in order...
  • Dichotomy Girl
    I really like that we finally got a new book from Tamora Pierce, and I love that it's about Numair's childhood. But it felt a bit formulaic, like there wasn't a greater story to tell beyond that. (Which is understandable as we already know how this story ends). I was also irrationally irritated by the existence of Preet, which frankly felt like the author was trying to check off some boxes (view spoiler)[ Young Character (CHECK), Training Academy...
  • Short Reviews
    DNF at 255 pages.Don't flame me yall, this book wasn't the worst I've read.The writing is good, I can envision what is happening throughout the story, but for some reason the main character just... bores me. And for me, if the main character can't suck me in, the story won't be enjoyable.Arram Drapper - the main character, is already called out as a chosen one somewhere in the book, his power is so extraordinary, and the author mentions about a d...
  • Kristen
    I have to admit up front- this is my first book by Pierce!! Since I have nothing to base my thoughts on about the characters keep that in mind!I really loved the world and writing. The characters were intriguing and I see trouble brewing between them. Some of the pacing was uneven and though the characters are preteen/early teen the pacing was more like an adult fantasy. The content also veers into the darker side - I see it all going into buildi...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Portia BrownTamora Pierce is the queen of fantasy and her books are incredibly well-known and loved by many. Tempests and Slaughter is her newest novel and it kicks off a new series in the Tortall universe, which already has over twenty books set within it. In this book, she gives us insight on Arram’s childhood when he was a boy with very powerful magic at school. His character plays a key role i...