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Battle Magic
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A Novel of the Circle Universe
Content
Protagonist Evvy, Briar, Rosethorn
Antagonist Emperor Weishu
Jia Jiu
Setting Yanjing, Gyongxe
Attribution
Author Tamora Pierce
Cover Artist Christopher Stengel
Publication information
Publisher Scholastic
Release Date September 24, 2013
UK Release Date
Pages 440 (hardcover edition)
Chronology
Series The Circle Reforged
Preceded by Melting Stones
Followed by '

Battle Magic is the eleventh book set in the Emelanese Universe. The book is a prequel to The Will of the Empress, where accounts of a war are described. This book features Briar Moss, Rosethorn, and Evumeimei Dingzai, and how they survived a brutal war between Yanjing and Gyongxe.

Inside the book

Cover flap summary

"THE DRUMS OF WAR ARE BEATING.
Mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy are visiting the mystical mountain kingdom of Gyongxe when they are suddenly called away The emperor of Yanjing has invited them to see his glorious gardens.
During their brief stay, though, the mages see far more than splendid flowers. They see the emperor's massive army, his intense cruelty, and the devastating magic that keeps his power in place.
It's not till they leave that they discover he's about to launch a major invasion of Gyongxe. The mountain land is home to many temples...including the First Temple of the Living Circle, which Rosethorn has vowed to defend.
With time running out, the mages race to warn their Gyongxin friends of the emperor's plans.
Duty, mystery, magic, and terror will drive them apart on the way. And while new friends will do their best to bring the mages together again on the field of battle, deadly enemies hide in every mountain pass, just waiting to destroy them.
"
Battle Magic, 2013 hardcover edition

Dedication

"To the veterans
Family and not,
Friends and not,
Past, present, future,
Because William Tecumseh Sherman was right
And war is all hell.
"
—Dedication of Battle Magic

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.

Characters

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 worked on the book from August 2011 till its publication. She first mentioned the title in a blog post on her personal livejournal without explicitly saying that it was the next Emelan book[3].

The hardcover edition was first published by Scholastic Corporation on September 24th, 2013. The Kindle edition was published October 1st, 2013[4].

External links

Notes and references

  1. Tamora Pierce's website (overview on the left), retrieved on August 29, 2011
  2. Product page on Amazon.com
  3. "Catching Up" on Pierce's livejournal, retrieved on August 29, 2011
  4. Goodreads site for Battle Magic editions

See also

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