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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Tamora Pierce Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Sandrilene fa Toren has moved to the palace of her uncle, Duke Vedris, to care for him after his recent heart attack. While the two are out riding, Sandry sees a boy named Pasco dance a magic spell. To her dismay she soon learns that since she discovered Pasco, she must handle his magical education until a proper teacher can be found. At 14, Sandry feels she is too young for this. Even worse, 12-year-old Pasco refuses to believe he even has magic. Light-footed and light-of-heart, he threatens to drive Sandry crazy.

But Sandry has greater worries than Pasco. Ruthless assassins are working to eliminate a local merchant clan, and as the grisly deaths mount, it becomes clear they are using a terrifying power called Un-magic. Even more unnerving, halting their reign of terror will require not only Sandry's magic, but Pasco's as well.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 5/3/2011

    " Sandry discovers a boy who can dance magic. I thought this was very creative and stoked my imagination. Her new student adds a lot of humor to the story. To top it off there is a really bad set fo villians. I always find it more satisfactory when they are defeated. Really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serendipityxxi | 2/8/2011

    " Oh man, Sandry! She grew up so much in this book! I really liked the addition of Pasco and I really loved Sandry having to teach him and the epilogue? Perfect! I enjoyed this a lot a lot a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/20/2011

    " A very light YA story. None of the characters really gripped my interest but its decently written. Rather formulaic with the Medieval setting that dominates too much of Fantasy. Not a big fan of "Princess" characters either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 11/30/2010

    " Pierce delivers another book full of fantasy, finding yourself and danger. I was surprised at how fast the plot was advancing, but I had to remind myself that this quartet involves four different people's stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 11/26/2010

    " The details of this book are not too clear; I remember being completely in love with the idea of dancing magic, and till now the idea still influences many of my creations. Enjoyable; the climax leaves a little to be desired, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas | 9/9/2010

    " so far the book seems very interesting. its not like other magic book. except like all others the boy stumbles upon his powers when hes a teenager. classic but dull. an very confusing. if you read this book, listen to every detail. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 7/19/2010

    " for some reason i really didn't care for this book. i'm not discouraging you from reading it, it just wasn't for me. i read this a while ago from the library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 7/7/2010

    " Another good read from a favorite author of mine. "

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About the Author
Author Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce was raised in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She had a brief career in teen social work and spent some time writing for radio, but she held true to her childhood crusade, and published Alanna: The First Adventure, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce’s heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following. Pierce is now a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has written more than twenty books. She lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim, three cats, and two birds.