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The Immortals Quartet: Wild Magic; Wolf-Speaker; Emperor Mage; The Realms of the Gods Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-04-18 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 35 user ratings
ISBN:1481440306
LANGUAGE:English

"I think I had my expectations set s little high for this one; it is such a beloved series. I would probably have loved it too, if I had first read it as a younger reader.

It's an interesting premise, well written, but a little too straightforward. There's not a lot of complexity, either in the plot or the characters. While highly appropriate for the age group it was intended for, as an adult I need something a little more, well *more*, to keep me involved- charm, wit, humor, whimsy, cleverness. Something to latch on to and keep me fascinated by what the author is creating, cause the actual story and characters lack layers.

I don't regret eading it, but I probably wont pick up the rest of the series.
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"THINK BEASTMASTER, BUT A GIRL. ALSO SHE HOOKS UP WITH HER MENTOR IN THE END. DON'T DO THE MATH ON THE AGE DIFFERENCE.

:D

IT'S TRUE THOUGH

IDC ILTHEM

M2!

INO IT MAKES ME THE WORST MEMER, BUT IH THE SONG OF THE LIONESS BOOKS.

LOL M2. I THINK IT'S BECAUSE I READ THE IMMORTALS FIRST AND DIDN'T GET AROUND TO THE LIONESS QUARTET UNTIL I WAS IN MY 20S. THEY ALTERNATELY BORE OR ANNOY ME IN A WAY IMMORTALS DOESN'T, PROBABLY BECAUSE OF ALL MY NOSTALGIA.

-TJ

Y, I THINK YOU NEED TO READ IT AT AN IMPRESSIONABLE AGE.

LOL I DIDN'T READ THE WHOLE QUARTET UNTIL MY TWENTIES, EITHER, BUT I READ THE LAST BOOK AND THE IMMORTALS AS A KID AND IMFH'D IMMORTALS AND L'D LIONESS RAMPANT. I JUST NEVER GOT INTO THE SHIP IN IMMORTALS EVEN BEFORE I WAS TOO YOUNG TO REALIZE HOW FUCKED UP IT WAS.
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"These books only get better as the series progresses. It might even be my favorite of all Tamora Pierce's series; certainly Daine is my favorite of her Tortallan heroines. I have one question though, and this is a slight spoiler alert (though a very predicable one), but was anybody else a little freaked out by the 16 year old hooking up with the 30 year old at the end? I get that she writes the characters so they are at the same maturity level, and that Daine is an adult in her world, but she's still just 16! I guess I would have borne it better if Daine had dated other men, or been at least 20 years old...in that sense I think the 'romance' bit in Allana's series is much better than this one, but then one of the great things about this series is that it is almost totally an adventure story with very little romance until the end. Maybe I just need to get over it; I do like Numair.." said.

"A young adult series, Pierce is still a great read for adults looking to recapture some of that initial fantasy innocence. Particularly with Pierce, you get strong female protagonists who go against social norms and find a way to carve out a life they want to live. While not the first series set in this "world," these are my favorite books in that world. (See the Lioness quartet for more information on that topic.) These four novels follow the adventures of an orphaned girl with the talent of speaking with animals. As she tries to harness her internal wild magic, she must learn to trust humans again as well as to protect her new friends from the machinations of an evil emperor from across the sea. A young-adult series (with its accompanying simplistic plot), the writing and characters make this one of my favorite series to re-read." said.

" Still love Tortall and everything about it. Pierce really gets into the mythology aspect of her world in these books, which I absolutely love. She gives a perfect blend of fun new characters and cameos from old favorites. I think I liked all of these books equally. Books:Wild Magic 4 starsWolf Speaker 4 starsEmperor Mage 4 starsThe Realms of the Gods 4 stars " said.

"Tamora Pierce delivers her typical astounding level of writing in the immortals series. Diane is an unsuspecting demigod just trying to survive in a world that refuses to accept her for who she is. This series is full of well-rounded characters with beliveable flaws in a not so beliveable world. This is the perfect book for any fantasy lover. This series also incorporates an original and unconventional romance between student and teacher, as they both try to find a way to be with their one true love when the age difference is so vast. Readers will root for Diane and her eccentric and powerful friends as they face the difficulties of life in an unstable land with many jealous enemies." said.

"I definitely like the first book in the Immortal series the best, I felt it had the strongest plot line of all the books. As the books progressed it seemed the plot line got weaker and less thought out in parts which was a huge disappointment since I have enjoyed several series by Tamora Pierce.

Daine is a really interesting character who developed a lot during the series. I am not sure I agreed with how Daine handled everything in her life, being a teenager I could not see her being so agreeable all the time.

One part I did love was how characters that have already had series (like Alanna of Trebond) were in the Immortal series and shared their wisdom with Daine. Daine's animal friends were also interesting and how they perceived things compared to humans.

While the writing was well done and the words flowed nicely I just did not think the plot line was strong enough to carry across four books. Each book dealt more with an individual situation Daine was dealing with and did not together very strongly.
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"Of all the series in the realm of Tortall, I am liking the newest books that Pierce is publishing much more than these classics.

Still, of the classics, I'd have to pick Daine as one of my favorite heroine's. (In the realm of Tortall I'd take Ali as my all-time favorite, though!) I love her perspective of the world. Not so much the angsty teenager bits (well, there aren't so many, since she was forced to grow up young) but more so the talking to animals bits. Although I am afraid of a lot of animals, Pierce, through her character, managed to open my eyes a bit more to how animals think (I'd say it's pretty accurate, although I don't know how much research she has done!)

Of the four books in this series my favorite used to be Emperor Mage, then I changed it to Wolf Speaker, and I think now it's Emperor Mage again. I love how she takes the stupid Emperor Orzone down a notch or 50!

I dislike the last book quite a bit, mainly because the writing doesn't flow so well (it gets pretty confusing at some parts, and I'm sure I must have read the books at least 10 times each!) and I'm not all that interested in her struggle with the gods and chaos. The first book was interesting due to being introduced to her magical powers and wild magic, but Diane's abilities just weren't developed enough to suit me!

Anyway, it's a great series, although it's a bit YA (okay, a lot YA!) but it doesn't have that icky-cloying YA feel to it that so many other books these days have. I love it!
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