Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1; Tortall, #8) by Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1; Tortall, #8)

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; Tortall, #8)

TitleTempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1; Tortall, #8)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Magic

Reviews Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1; Tortall, #8)

  • 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!! Orignal Post Aug 30, 2013Edit 7/11/14The publ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    We got a cool poster in the back of the book! I enjoyed this book but I do believe it could have been shorter with just the things that were in book. I'm hoping the next book will blow this one out of the water. My favorite character is, Preet the bird. You will love him too! Trust me =) I did love the other characters too. They were a lot of fun. But for the love of all that's holy! WHY did I have to hear about Arram talking about his little boy...
  • jessica
    if ‘harry potter’ and ‘the name of the wind’ had an illegitimate child, it would be this book. the kind of child that bounced back and forth between homes because it couldnt decide which parent it liked better. this book is that child. sadly, the fact that this story felt like a knock off of others wasnt the only thing that bothered me. its hard to believe, but there wasnt a central plot line. i mean, there was a lot going on in this - en...
  • 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...
  • Yusra ✨
    Let us begin this review by drawing to attention something pretty insane. Something I don’t see in any of the reviews I’ve read but guys, it’s so apparent. Tempests and Slaughter follows the story of young Arram Draper Harry Potter as he studies to become a mage a wizard. He has two friends that accompany him all through his years, a prince named Ozorne Ron Weasley and a clever kitchen mage, Varice Hermione Granger . ...
  • Helena of Eretz ✰
    Well, I finally understand the massive amounts of Tamora Pierce-hype! This was so good! The writing style was lovely and the world building was so expansive!!! I loved the magic system, as well, where everyone had different strengths in regards to the Gift. This is the first novel that's given me true Harry Potter-vibes, as it revolves around a magical school, too.And can we talk about the talking animal gods? From hippos to crocodiles, I adored ...
  • Rian *fire and books*
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nancy
  • Kogiopsis
    A preface to this review: it’s not hyperbole to say that this is the book I have been waiting longer for than any other. I first read Tamora Pierce’s work in the early 2000s, and I remember being thrilled when Lady Knight came out in hardcover in 2002. It’s safe to say I’ve been anticipating the promised ‘Young Numair book’ for around fifteen years - over half my lifespan.And now it’s here and… I can’t help feeling like if I had...
  • 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 ...
  • Greyson | Use Your Words
    The Numair Chronicles Series Ratings:Tempests and Slaughter: ★★★★The Exile's Gift: Possibly Lost interest in series— 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 home. Each bit of stone tossed into the river creates ripples, which create still more, which intersect with other ripples, each making a new pattern in the wate...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tempests and Slaughter is my first foray into the world of Tamora Pierce, and I initially liked the idea of a magical school and a powerful mage with a knack for attracting trouble. It sounded interesting, but unfortunately it just didn’t grab my attention like I thought it would. There’s a great deal of world building throughout book, which thoroughly explains the use of magic ...
  • 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!
  • Justine
    My first book by Tamora Pierce! I was so happy to hear that Tempests and Slaughter could be an entry point to Pierce's extensive Tortall universe, because I have been wanting to try one of her books for ages. I ended up quite loving this book. I will be completely honest, this isn't a story with a central conflict to be resolved. It is pretty much a character story about three friends at a magic school. The thing is, I didn't care because I loved...
  • ambsreads
    Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for sending me a copy of Tempests & Slaughter in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and receiving a copy of the finished book does not affect what I think. YOU CAN ALSO FIND MY REVIEW FOR TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER ON MY BLOGTempests & Slaughter took me a long time to get through. It wasn’t even the biggest book I have read but due to the info dumping of the content, it really felt like a ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beth
    Well. This calls to mind that first Patrick Rothfuss book - it's all "super talented guy wows people at exclusive school". (I hate those stories.) At least the Rothfuss had some stakes and conflict, though. There is no conflict here. This is is a prequel that skates by on its name-dropping, on the Daine books, confident that its readers will read more into Arram and Ozorne and Varice than it bothers to develop. And that playing-on-the-Daine-books...
  • Alaina
    This is my first book by Tamora Pierce, and I honestly really liked it. It has been sitting in my room since the day I got it.. but never opened it. In Tempests and Slaughter you will meet Arram, Varice, and Ozorne. If you think this trio reminds you of another famous trio, aka harry freaking potter, then you'd be thinking like I did. Low-key, this was basically a version of harry potter to me. I liked it for that reason but it felt like I was re...
  • Anne Osterlund
    Arram hates being bored.Fortunately the mages at the Imperial University don't believe in holding students back. Instead, they toss Arram into individualized classes, along with Varice--the girl Arram intends to one day marry--and Ozorne, the heir--many times removed--to the Carthak throne. One day Arram, Varice, and Ozorne will practice magic in a cave on behalf of the empire.Maybe. If Arram can avoid flooding or burning down the University by a...
  • Mel Anie
    Rating: 3,8 This book took me quite a while to finish. There were several different factors which made me put this book down so it took me 3 weeks. Don't get me wrong, Tempests and Slaughter turned out to be good, but not great, read. Good points: Tamora Pierce made an outstanding job with world building and character creation. Both were unique. Characters are funny and capturing. I truly liked magic system in this one. There is a huge varie...
  • 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...
  • 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...