Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales is the title of the upcoming short story collection by Tamora Pierce. It is set for publication on February 22, 2011 and will feature short stories set in Tortall that were already previously published in other anthologies (Elder Brother, Huntress and Time of Proving) as well as new stories. The book also includes the Tortallan short stories Student of Ostriches, The Hidden Girl (a spin-off of Elder Brother), Nawat, Lost, and A Dragon's Tale, as well as non-Tortallan short stories Mimic and Plain Magic, and the contemporary, non-fantasy story Testing, drawn on Pierce's own experiences as a house mother in a group home for teenaged girls..
The product description on the amazon product page reads as follows:
- "Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy."
- —Product description on the amazon.com product page
The short story collection had originally been planned to be published in late 2010.