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Title:Emperor Mage (The Immortals)
Authors:Tamora Pierce
Info:Simon Pulse (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce (1995)

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    Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Morteana)
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    Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear (electronicmemory)
    electronicmemory: Necromancy and bones are central themes that run through these two stories, as well as hyenas and heroines who can communicate with animals.
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I love the witty comments among the characters. Once again, I flew through this book, because it's one of those that I just can't put down.  ( )
  Iamanerdfighter | May 30, 2016 |
Description: Sent to Carthak as part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn't like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it's not her place to say anything -- she's just there to heal the emperor's birds. It's extremely frustrating! What's more, her power has grown in a mysterious way.

As the peace talks stall, Daine puzzles over Carthak's two-faced Emperor Ozorne. How can he be so caring with his birds and so cruel to his people? Daine is sure he's planning something. Daine must fight the powerful Emperor Mage, knowing that the safety and peace of the realm depend on stopping Ozorne's power-hungry schemes.

Thoughts: The pacing on this one was much much better but there were some generalities present in this that are just tired and a bit offensive. Overall not a bad plot if you don't mind another story about exotic brown people being morally corrupt while the visiting white guys are all noble and kind.

Rating: 3.25

Liked: 3
Plot: 3.5
Characterization: 3
Writing: 3.5
Audio: 3.5

http://www.librarything.com/topic/188600#5152023 ( )
  leahbird | Jul 20, 2015 |
The Immortals series has grown on me since I first read it in younger years. In this third installment of the quartet readers finally meet the Emperor Mage Ozorne and travel to his realm, Carthak. The tension and threat is palpable from the first pages on, but there is also some comic relief.

I particularly enjoyed Daine's relationships with some of the Carthaki characters and learning more about not only Carthak itself but also Numair's past and the Emperor Mage, whom one could call a man with two faces. ( )
  Zurpel | Sep 22, 2013 |
I just loved listening to this; like all the rest of the Tamora Pierce books, it feels like visiting with old friends. "Dane Loses Her Temper" is one of my favorite chapter titles - the understatement is delicious. Listened to Full Cast Audio CD edition. Previously read several times. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
Daine and her friends are sent to Carthack, to meet with the Emperor. Daine's duty is to see if she can heal the Emperor's pet birds and otherwise to stay out of trouble, but unfortunately for her, the god-touched don't have a choice about where and when they're called on to intervene.

Emperor Mage is another thoroughly enjoyable Tortall story. The Immortals series really improves with each book. I love Daine's interactions with the gods and how she chooses to use her borrowed power in a way that reflects her so very well (and which is not precisely the way she is expected to use it).

Margaret Strom is an inconsistent reader. Her odd pronunciation of some words, including common names like Alanna and Gary, threw me out of the story. I recommend the Full Cast Audio version instead.
  bluesalamanders | Jan 11, 2013 |
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Tamora Pierceprimary authorall editionscalculated
Delon, MelanieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heyer, MarileeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McDermott, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Patti, JoyceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strohm, MargaretNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watkins, LiselotteCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyatt, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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His Royal Highness Kaddar, prince of Siraj, duke of Yamut, count of Amar, first lord of the Imperium, heir apparent to His Most Serene Majesty Emperor Ozorne of Carthak, fanned himself and wished the Tortallans would dock.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679882901, Mass Market Paperback)

Daine sails to Cathak as part of a peace treaty delegation from Tortall. There she is amazed by strange and wondrous sights, including rooms filled with dinosaur bones and the Emperor Mage's zoo. But she also senses a darkness beneath all the gold and glitter, a darkness that lies in wait. At the same time, Daine is discovering that her own wild magic is growing again, this time giving her powers both great and terrifying.

Emperor Mage is the third book in The Immortals series, which chronicles a time when the world is invaded by immortal creatures and a girl is born with a magical gift that could restore the very balance of nature.

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Sent as part of the delegation from Tortall to negotiate a peace treaty with Carthak, fifteen-year-old Daine must use her powers to communicate with animals for more than healing the Carthak emperor's dying birds.

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