Title: The Realms of the Gods
Author: Tamora Pierce
Ideal Age Range: 6-12 graders
Mass Market Paperback: 209 Pages
Copyright Date: 1996
Blurb: Am I a bad person, then, for wanting to fight to protect what I believe in?
During a dire battle against the Skinners — fearsome creatures that strip living things bare — Daine and her mage teacher Numair are swept into the Divine Realms. Though Daine and Numair are happy to be alive, they are not where they want to be. The wars continue to rage at home in Tortall, where Daine and Numair are desperately needed to fight a growing number of strange foes led by their old enemy, Ozorne. Trapped in the mystical realms Daine discovers her mysterious parentage and as these secrets of her past unravel, the treacherous way home is also revealed — Daine and Numair must call on the menacing dragons for help. So they embark on an extraordinary journey home, where the fate of all Tortall rests with Daine and her wild magic.
My Rating:(★★★★★) I'm glad that Daine is growing up, and I'm glad that there is a bond that is being more fleshed out in this book. It's my second favorite of the series. Mostly because of the last 100 pages or so where most of the action takes place. Some of the middle is somewhat "travelling filler" in my opinion, necessary for story development and whatnot but not as good as the last part, or the beginning. Actually the "travelling filler" reminds me of the middle of Eragon. Not that I hated Eragonbecause I didn't, I just didn't think it was all that some people said it was.
Ok, so The Realms of the Gods has a fabulous last 100 pages. And It's really too bad that Tammy couldn't go back and write Numair's story or something, that could be cool. Of course, I haven’t read all of her short stories, so maybe she has written something about him, or maybe there is something in the works to be written about him. That would be a turn of events since most of her books are written from a strong female protagonist’s point of view.
It really seems like, since Tamora Pierce is my favorite author and has been since I was in sixth grade (considering I’m almost 29 years old now, that’s quite a while), she can do no wrong in my eyes!
And if you happen to like her too, you can find her blog posts on either Goodreads.com or her Livejournal account:
Quotes: “I hope you will think of a smart way to fight them. If you don't, I will find a stupid way.”-Daine (to Numair)
Similar Titles: Any other Tamora Pierce Tortallan novel.
What I’m Reading Next: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
My Rating System:
★ = didn’t like it
★★ = it was ok
★★★ = liked it
★★★★ = really liked it
★★★★★ = it was amazing
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