Battle Magic

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Battle Magic
A Novel of the Emelan
Protagonist Evvy, Briar, Rosethorn
Antagonist Emperor Weishu
Jia Jiu
Setting Yanjing, Gyongxe
Author Tamora Pierce
Cover Artist
Publication information
Publisher Scholastic
Release Date September 24, 2013
UK Release Date
Series '
Preceded by Melting Stones
Followed by '

Battle Magic is the title of the eleventh book set in the Emelanese Universe. The book features Briar, Rosethorn and Evvy and their adventures in Yanjing and the war there. It also shows how Evvy met Luvo.

Plot introduction

Set two years before the events of The Will of the Empress, Evvy, Briar, and Rosethorn, are caught in a vicious war between Yanjing and Gyongxe after their adventures in Chammur.


Publication background

Battle Magic was originally scheduled for publication in 2012.[1] However, the publication date was pushed back to September 24, 2013.[2] Tamora Pierce has been working on the book since at least August 2011. She first mentioned the title in a blog post on her personal livejournal without explicitly saying that it was the next Emelan book[3].

External links

Notes and references

  1. Tamora Pierce's website (overview on the left), retrieved on August 29, 2011
  2. Product page on
  3. "Catching Up" on Pierce's livejournal, retrieved on August 29, 2011

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