See Tamora Pierce on Tour for Tempests and Slaughter!

Legendary fantasy author Tamora Pierce returns to Tortall in the highly anticipated first book in the Numair Chronicles, Tempests and Slaughter, a must-read for any fantasy lover!

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 Tempests and Slaughter, 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.

Tempests and Slaughter will be available February 6 from Random House Books for Young Readers, and Tammy is going on tour! Check out the full list of dates and venues below.

Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
(Bookseller: Firehouse Books)
2000 Stover St
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
(970) 484-7898

Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 PM
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

Friday, February 9 at 7:00 PM
The King’s English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
(801) 484-9100

Saturday, February 10 at 3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – University Crossings Plaza
330 East 1300 South
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 229-1611

Monday, February 19 at 6:00 PM
Brookline Booksmith Corp.
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446-2970
(617) 739-6002

Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00 PM
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-0810

Friday, February 23 at 6:00 PM
Books of Wonder
217 West 84th St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 989-1804

Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 PM
Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-0500

Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM
University Book Store
4326 University Ave NE
Seattle WA 98105
(206) 633-6443

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 PM
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 730-1142

Tamora Pierce is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She first captured the imagination of readers with her debut novel, Alanna: The First Adventure. Since then, her bestselling and award-winning titles have pushed the boundaries of fantasy and young adult novels to introduce readers to a rich world populated by strong, believable heroines. She has been the guest of honor at numerous conventions, and her books have been translated into many languages and are available on audio. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, and their cats, birds, and occasional rescued wildlife. Visit her at, and follow her on Twitter at @TamoraPierce.


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