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The highly anticipated NEW Tortall Legend from TAMORA PIERCE, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who is legend herself, is a must-read for any fantasy lover!

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for danger.

Act fast! The first printing of the hardcover includes a collector's edition poster!

Arram Draper is 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 trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the "leftover prince" with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that one day--soon--he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers 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 talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

"Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home."
--SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace."
--LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Young Adult
February 6
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Tobyana4 ,

NOOooooooo!!!!! *tear*

I finished it.... when it was over, I was just sitting there, looking at the glossary, going NOOOOoooooo!!!!!

Can not wait til you finish the next one. I really hope it’s soon. Your writing is masterful and so beautiful, and the characters are so easy to fall in love with, even the villains.

I can’t wait to see how Arram continues to grow up (cause those who have read the others already know how he will grow up to be). Loved how subtly you worked in some of his later strengths and weaknesses.

Keep writing, the day you stop will be the saddest day and a great loss to the readers out there. I have been reading your stories since high school *coughsnotadmittinghowlongagothatwas* and doubt I’ll ever stop reading them. I’ve never been bored rereading one of your stories, and yours is the only one where I refuse to skim even a word.

GRand ElusYon ,

A great addition

It’s nice to finally get more of Numair’s backstory. A must read for any fan of the tortall books.

Diagonalley ,

Just what I hoped for and love

After reading Tamoras books since I was 9 ( I’m just turned 29 in January) I’m still enthralled with her tortall universe. I’ve read the lioness quartet, the immortals series, the trickster duet and many more. I highly recommend the Immortal series before reading this or even after. They feature Arram as an adult. Her writing style is comforting and carries you away, wishing you could exist in her world. This book has just the right amount and f momentum to transition Arram from a child to teenager without feeling rushed. Although she writes for teens and kids I love a bit of adult romance and Tamora keeps things tasteful yet mature. It’s perfect and promising, I really hope she writes at least five books for this saga.

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