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Tempests and Slaughter

The Numair Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Ovens
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The legend begins.

In Tempests and Slaughter, fans of Tamora Pierce will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a young man with unimaginable gifts and a talent for making vicious enemies.

In the ancient halls of the Imperial University of Carthak, a young man has begun his journey to becoming one of most powerful mages the realm has ever known. Arram Draper is the youngest student in his class and has the Gift of unlimited potential for greatness...and of attracting danger.

At his side are his two best friends: clever Varice, a girl too often overlooked, and Ozorne, the ‘leftover prince’ with secret ambitions. Together, these three forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms.

But as Ozorne inches closer to the throne and Varice grows closer to Arram's heart, Arram realises that one day - soon - he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

©2018 Tamora Pierce (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Tamora Pierce didn’t just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Pierce is the real lioness, and we’re all just running to keep pace." (Leigh Bardugo, number one New York Times best-selling author)

"Tamora Pierce creates epic worlds populated by girls and women of bravery, heart, and strength. Her work inspired a generation of writers and continues to inspire us." (Holly Black, number one New York Times best-selling author) 

"I take more comfort from and as great a pleasure in Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels as I do from Game of Thrones." (Washington Post

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A must read for fans of Numair.

A beautiful exploration of the origins of Numair. This audiobook reminded me of why I fell in love with Tamora Pierce's work. The performance was spectacular, particularly the different voices.

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Loved it!

Another fabulous book based in the Tortall universe. Great writing, an intriguing plot, and a main character you can't help but love from the first. I can't wait for the next instalment.

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Formatting WAY off.

This audio bool is a mess. It needs reediting. it plays the ending at the start then goes back to the beginning. This was not intentional. someone has messed up the audio files.

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