Sandry's Book

Sandry's Book

Book - 1997
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Four elements of power. Four children to control them. Four books of magic, adventure, and fantasy. Enter acclaimed author Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic.

In Book 1 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, gifted young weaver Sandry is brought to the Winding Circle community. There she meets Briar, a former thief with a way with plants; Daja, an outcase gifted at metalcraft; and Tris, whose connection with the weather unsettles everyone, including herself. The four misfits are taught how to use their magic, but when disaster strikes, it's up to Sandry to weave together four different kinds of power to save herself, her friends, and Winding Circle.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c1997.
ISBN: 9780590554084
Branch Call Number: YA PIE


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DPLjosie Feb 21, 2018

Pierce's Alanna (Lioness) quartet is one of my favorites, so now I'm going back to read the rest of her canon while waiting for the new one (Tempests and Slaughter). She continues to keep my attention and entertain! Reading this one has inspired me to finish the series!

Aug 30, 2016

It's the First Book!!!! Definetley read this one, you get to see these four amazing people as they grow and find their magics.

JCLChristinaC Apr 08, 2016

Light yet engaging, Circle of magic weaves the stories of Sandry, Tris, Daja, and Briar together to bring you into the world of Emelan. Through her characters and effortless storytelling, Pierce is able to suspend readers in her exciting world of magic. I can’t wait to slip into her world once again.

Nov 22, 2013

A fun book. I would have enjoyed it more were it in 3rd person limited instead of omniscient. It also took me awhile to realize that the events in the beginning were happening at separate times. I found myself asking a lot "where is this going," but as the first book in the series, I think it was just setting up things to come.

Sep 03, 2013

A great beginning for the Circle of Magic series. Loved the various assortment of personnalities and gifts and how they dealt with it all in their own ways. A GREAT READ!!

Apr 01, 2013

I loved this book , it was a great read.
my favourite character was Briar.

LadywhoLoves5 Jun 09, 2012

I think thier begining life stories are great I wish they said more about them and I love niko

Jan 04, 2012

This was the first Tamora Pierce book I read, and I remember it took me a while to get into it, but it held my interest and by the end I was eager to read the rest of the Winding Circle books.

Padawan_OLaina Sep 07, 2011

Their different ways of doing magic are really interesting.

Aug 12, 2007

The first in a good quartet, very magic based like other Pierce books.


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Aug 30, 2016

“Sandry: "I am silly, now and then. My mother said I was, anyway."
Daja: "If you know, you can stop it."
Sandry: "Then you've never been silly or you'd know it just creeps up without any warning.”

Aug 30, 2016

“A girl nearby muttered,"If that's a lady, I'm a cat."
Reaching out, Sandry lifted the pitcher of milk from the table. Cradling it in both hands, she walked over to the mutterer.
I am Sandrilene fa Toren, daughter of Count Mattin fer Toren and his countess, Amiliane fa Landreg. I am the great-niece of his grace, Duke Vedris of this realm of Emelan, and cousin of her Imperial Highness, Empress Berenene of the Namorn Empire. You are Esmelle ei Pragin, daughter of Baron Witten en Pragin and his lady Colledia of House Wheelwright, a merchant house. If I tell you my friend is a lady, then you"- carefully she poured milk into Esmelle's plate-"you had best start lapping, kitty."
She set the pitcher down and returned to her chair.”

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