I read my first Tamora Pierce book, Wild Magic, about 20 years ago. From that point on, I was hooked. I read through The Immortals series, the Song of the Lioness (I know, I know, I read them out of order), and then moved on through my teens and beyond to the Circle of Magic, Protector of the Small, The Circle Opens, Daughter of the Lioness, and finally Beka Cooper. All were wonderful, though if I’m truly pressed I’d say that The Protector of the Small are my all-time favorites. I love Kel’s sensibility and her strong commitment to justice, as well as her rise to leadership and the growth of the relationship between her and Lord Wyldon. In any case, I’m greatly looking forward to seeing the latest from this amazing author I’ve followed from childhood. Here’s to Tempests and Slaughter!!