June 26, 2007
Tris’s Book: Book 2 of the Circle of Magic quartet by Tamora Pierce
Tris’ Book takes place just a week or so after Sandry’s Book. The earthquake has weakened Winding Circle’s physical and magical defenses- and on the winds Tris can hear a few suspicious voices planning something. Their teachers- Lark, Rosethorn, Frostpine and Niko challenge the four to further stretch their abilities to assist with rebuilding the Temple’s defenses, while maintaining discipline and control over their powers. But the members of the Circle of Magic begin discovering things on their own and experimenting with their powers. While their elders are beginning to despair, the foursome are determined to save the only home where they’ve truly felt welcome. But stubborn and sensitive Tris wants to act alone- with her powerful and dangerous weather magic, she doesn’t think she needs the others. Can Daja, Sandry and Briar convince her to work together with them?
I think I liked this book better than the first- the characters developed further and it went more into the magic, and the conflict and adventure was more gripping.
This books are fun but quite easy for me to read- right now I’m half-way through Daja’s Book the third one, so before you know it I’ll be done with the quartet!