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So nice Really excited to read the trouble adventure the kids get into in the next book. Sandry was never my favourite of the four young mages in this series thread magic simply never seemed that interesting to a ten year old surrounded constantly by craft and textiles Metal and plants seemed farintriuguing, perhaps because I respectively didn t have much experience of had no skill with either Plus, there was the whole blond wealthy noble thing I just didn t relate to her.Well, the irony is that I now have a largely textile based practice, and am obsessed with fibres and threads and fabrics of all kinds Sandry s magic is looking pretty tantalising right about now I think this first quartet is aimed at a slightly younger audience than Tamora s other series, but that doesn t mean it isn t just as excellent The full cast audio production is fantastic I ve become a little addicted, to be honest, and don t quite know what I ll do when I ve made my way through all the Circle of Magic, Circle Opens and Wild Magic audiobooks It seems Full Cast Audio productions have ceased, which is hugely disappointing. @Kindle Ú Sandry's Book è With Her Gift Of Weaving Silk Thread And Creating Light, Sandry Is Brought To The Winding Circle Community There She Meets Briar, A Former Thief Who Has A Way With Plants Daja, An Outcast Gifted At Metalcraft And Tris, Whose Connection With The Weather Unsettles Everyone, Including Herself At Winding Circle, The Four Misfits Are Taught How To Use Their Magic And To Trust One Another But Then Disaster Strikes Their New Home Can Sandry Weave Together Four Kinds Of Magical Power And Save Herself, Her Friends, And The One Place Where They Ve Ever Been Accepted Sandry s Book is the first book of Tamora Pierce s I ve read that wasn t set in Tortall, and I enjoyed it very much It was a compact, precise little book all about people coming together And, you know, magic and stuff Fair warning, though My reading of the book probably suffered because it was my second book in the 24 Hour Readathon a couple of weeks ago I was highly buzzed on coffee for the first half of the book, and during the second I was so hungry I thought I was going to fall over, die, and then my head would cave in I also read it much faster than I normally would have Sandry s Book also known as Magic in the Weaving is the first book of the Circle of Magic series, which follows four kids who live the fictional land of Emelan, where magic is real Each book centers on one of the kids Obviously, this time around it s Sandry This book also introduces us not only to the world, but to where the kids come from and how they all ended up at the Winding Circle temple, a place where they can learn to use their magic It s sort of a magic school novel in that way, but Winding Circle isn t as much a school as it is a retreat from the world Speaking of the kids, they re the best part of the book Sandry is actually Sandrilene fa Toren, an orphaned noble whose parents died in a smallpox outbreak She discovered her magic while locked in a closet for days, hiding from a mob she spun light into yarn she was holding so she wouldn t have to be in the dark She is taken to Winding Circle by a mysterious man named Nico soon after Briar a former thief with an affinity for plants , Daja a Trader whose entire family was killed in a shipwreck , and Tris whose moods manifest themselves in the weather, and who can hear voices find themselves arriving at Winding Circle in a similar manner It seems all four have been brought there because their magic is different than traditional sorcery, it spractical, and based in the real world weaving, plants, metals, weather The author s endnote states that Pierce was inspired by watching her sister and mother knit things, and how the act of creating something beautiful with your hands is its own kind of magic I liked that the four of them weren t friends right away, or even most of the way through the novel They all had too many issues they had to work out on their own first And work they do But it s a pleasure to watch the kids change and grow into being friends with one another Pierce, as always, makes her world feel ridiculously real by not ignoring issues of class or race or cultural differences All those things have a prominent place in the story I think this was geared towards a younger audience than I was expecting the kids are all around age eleven , but I ended up liking it I do think all four of these books were mistitled The secondary titles are much better, and not only because calling a book Sandry s Book or Tris s Book is boring, but because this isn t really Sandry s book Sure there s that thing that happens at the end, but Briar and Tris and even Daja getplay in this book than Sandry, the title character, does I m definitely checking out the other books in this series I think I may even end up liking it better than some of the earlier Tortall books. This was not my first encounter with this particular Circle of Magi book I had originally read it when I was 14 or so, and wantedTamora Pierce novels I had read The Song of the Lioness Quartet and Trickster s Choice by this point My mom, I believe, picked up this It still contains my sketchy signature at the top of the inside cover I didn t like it Not at 14, when I wantedromance,maturity, and didn t want to read about a bunch of kids playing around with magic and having issues To be fair, this was the faze where I wasinterested in straight action fantasy, I wasn t a huge fan of magic either for a while , and slowly beginning to fall into the romance trap that would, thankfully, end when I realized how terrible the Gossip Girl novels were.It was nice to wake up from that faze, I tell you Anyway, rereading this, I definitely understood where my past self was coming from Sandry s Book is a novel for children, after all, and while does have timeless themes throughout it, it doesn t have young adult feel I was searching for and found in SotL and TC , back then It is, however, a good book, and a really good introduction to the world Pierce is setting up something I think I ve been only able to appreciate now that I ve read a bitI think one of my favorites things about this novel was the world building, especially the schools of magic though that might be because it reminded me of Dragon Agethan anything , and I m curious to see how the outside world collides and interacts within this inner circle of magic Will there be fear Resentment I think, from this novel at any rate, we do kind of see that brewing between the townspeople and the mages, but I think this really is only the tip of the iceberg If I know anything about Tamora Pierce s writing, and after reading like 17 of her novels I hope I do, there s definitely going to be repercussions for each of these characters in the future Living in isolation, after all, only works as long as you stay in isolation, and conflict between non magic people and mages is one of those timeless themes you can t help but play with Xenophobia It s a fear that can be utilized in so many ways to say things about our own societal values, and I definitely believe Pierce will be using it here On top of the magic nonmagic conflicts, though, this world also deals with social classes, something that really intrigued me Each of the four characters, after all, come from different social classes, and their interactions and conflicts are shaded by the statuses they have grown up with, and are consistently reminded of from other people It s not hard to see the potential those statuses and social standings have in creating conflict not only between one another or within the magical environment, but also with the outside world Duty to your own kind, duty to the Mage s Guild, and duty to yourself these are the themes I can see the rest of the series working with, and it makes me excited Because the potential is there, the seeds are ripe, and Pierce is utterly qualified to make that harvest DWhile I did enjoy the plot, writing, and characters in this novel, I have to admit I wasexcited from what I was reading between the lines and predicting for future These novels, I know, are just the beginning of a long series, but are still necessary to understand the entirety of it Even though I may not as a child enjoyed these and I admit I still have reservations about them as an adult who s still very much in love with SotL , I finally think I get what everyone likes about them There were some great characterization going on which I ll probably talk about in my review for Tris s Book , the plot and writing easily kept me reading, and the world had me wondering what is going to happen to my four heroes next 4 5 I hadn t reread these books since 2013 or 2014, apparently, but before that I used to read them yearly It s amazing how my reactions to things keep changing as I read the books over and over again, even though they re so deeply familiar My reactions to Briar and his trauma symptoms are much stronger now than they used to be I caught myself tearing up at the way he reacts to Rosethorn the first time he goes in her garden expecting her to hit him I used to think I was most like Sandry out of the four, but I m most certainly closer to Briar now even gender wise, haha I find myself reading queer coding that isn t there or most likely isn t intended into things, too, just because it s my habit to look for that or invent it for myself now I didn t used to, but now every time a character asserts some strong connection to a gender role or gender signification I m like what if trans , which has made me imagine both Briar and Tris as trans this time around I wish but I suppose it s up to me to write that story I seeflaws in the book s now than I used to I maware of problems with the way that TPierce describes characters from Arab analogue cultures and how fat characters aside from Tris are largely limited to the role of unpleasant person or Dedicate Gorse this one surprised me, I would have expected her to becareful about that I don t think these books are ever going to stop being deeply important to me, though In a way picking them apart and seeingandproblems every time I reread is what MAKES them important I ve been rereading these frequently since I was about twelve years old In a lot of ways, they re what taught me to write, both by showing me what I like, and showing me what I don t, what I think works and what I think doesn t. Some things remain constant in life It happens to me occasionally and my dislike for this series is one such occasion May contain spoilers Read at your own risk Wait a minute, I don t think this review even has spoilers, because there is NOTHING TO SPOIL When it comes to the Circle of Magic series, I thought I would give it another shot and read it in English this time since I was not at all impressed by how it was in Romanian Turns out I was not impressed with the English Version either And if you just bear with me for a moment I will explain why But first, let me go through my ordinary review sequence.When it comes to the setting, this world is really flimsy, in terms of world building There are a whole lot of cultures here thrown on the page and we, as the readers, have to accept them No, thanks, I do not have to accept this mish mash that is supposed to be an attempt at writing a believable world The world is far from believable and, for God s sake, we don t even have a map In a fantasy world, if there is no map in order to actually pinpoint where said places are, I am lost I know many people don t like using maps, but no one can deny their practicality in such situations The atmosphere, except for the eventual Hogwarts y type of atmosphere, is really pissing me off, and i mean it s almost non existant.The plot is one of the things that the book almost completely lacks Some characters make a hint to the existence of some sort of threat, but my god man, 60 % in the first book, the characters have barely met each other and are doing chores, because hey, they re kids, why not So 60 % in the novel, there there are no clear signs of a plot anywhere.I have to address the cast The main and secondary characters are so dull Aside from having no sort of chemistry between themselves, the main characters Daja, Sandry, Tris and Briar they seem to make it their life mission to not have interaction of the natural sort with any of the secondary characters either Daja is this lone, silent type of character, with a lot of hardship behind her and she also seems to be the most mature of the four youngsters and her powers show the most potential Tris is a rejectee and cannot control her emotions that directly influence the weather around her Of all the characters she is my least favorite.Briar is a thief and has a secret interest in plants Of all the characters I find him the most endearing, though he can be mean spirited and a total prick sometimes with no real and palpable reason I say that he s the most endearing because he seems to be the most fleshed out of all the characters and he does seem to have aeasy to grasp backstory and most of the other characters.Even though this book is named after her, Sandry does not appear all that much, the main focus is instead on Briar and Daja, most of the times She is the stuck up, cloudcoocoolander, bossy type of charcter that likes the idea of befriending people and not giving a rat s ass what other people say Of all the characters I find her backstory to be the least understandable and even though I read it twice I still dunno how she got herself into that situation that she had to be taken out of by Master NikoMaster Niko Really This guy has my freaking name and he s a mage He s supposed to be this sort of mentor figure to the four of them, but I get the impression that none of them actually look up to him The other characters are really one dimensional, Lark and Rosethorn I cannot distinguish between the two of them and rest is down the drain.When it comes to the writing I just have to say that it is not engaging, not humorous, not enthralling and while it is a children s book primarily see page count it s 10 times smaller than A Dance with Dragons I don t think I would ve been captivated with it even if I were the same age as the book is meant to be Because I can t connect with the characters And the use of third person limited is so jarring that after the main character eventually do come together, the 3rd person limited tends to still be used instead of shifting to omniscient And the vocabulary used, does tend to be rather juvenile at times I mean instead of proper swear words of at least using something that resembles a palpable swear the terms used are along the lines of donkey dung and cat dirt I am not kidding.Let s Rate This 2.2 10Setting and Atmosphere 2Plot 3Main Characters 4Secondary Characters 1Antagonists 1 Writing 3Enjoyability 2So yeah i don t think I ll continue the series, because hey, why would I waste time reading something I don t like nd I ll probably take it out of my reading list too Ok back to Mistborn DMy other reviews D Sandry hides from a smallpox epidemic in a cupboard only to find that she s trapped inside When her candle runs out, she is comforted by a glow in her embroidery.Daja survives a shipwreck by willing a supply box toward her.A petty thief, Briar is thrown in jail and tends to the moss he finds there.Tris is tormented at school, but her bullies find themselves threatened by wild winds.None of them have traditional forms of magic, but Niko Goldeneye believes they might have hidden powers He hopes to teach them to harness their gifts, before their uncontrolled power leads to tragedy But though the children are thrilled to be taught, they re wary of associating with each other I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book The characters personalities come across in a ham handed way, and their hidden fears and powers are hardly subtle But I think that s mostly because this is YA for a younger crowd under 15 than I m used to The magic is wonderfully described No matter how exciting the action or weird the magic, I was always clear on what was happening I ve heard this mocked as having weather for a villain, but that was actually a positive point, for me The climax is just the children view spoiler trying to survive being buried in an avalanche hide spoiler So, I love this series LOVE it I like everything Pierce has written to some extent haven t read the white tiger stuff yet , but it s always been this series the Emelan universe above all others If I ever had to choose what one series to take to a desert island, with nothing else to read for the rest of my life, this would be the series Over Harry Potter, Hunger Games, whatever.This book especially is the one I ve read the most over the years probably in part because the rest of the extended series was slowly being published , and the one I always eventually went back to I don t even know how many times I ve actually read it So I was super excited, after coming across the Mark Reads Watches site, that he had read and like the Tortall books and was planning on reading the Emelan books as well If you re not familiar with his site, it s similar to audio books, I guess He reads the books out loud on Youtube, only it s interspersed with his own reactions and thoughts as he reads and reacts to what he s reading He is very emotive, which only makes it that muchentertaining It s everything you usually wish for when introducing a friend to something you love, and watching how they react, hoping they love it too That s probably why it s so entertaining Plus there s the discussions and commentary by his fans on each chapter, giving you a chance to discuss the series with other fans afterwards He read this book starting back in October, despite my only listening to it now At the moment, he s already reading Cold Fire from the Circle Opens as well as some of Pratchett s novels , so there s several videos up to watch I d suggest having a copy of the book at hand, however, so you can follow along as he reads the extra commentary might be confusing to some, and he can read quickly at some points Yet another way to enjoy one of my all time favourite books A lovely story I would have loved this as a child and it was still endearing as a well seasoned adult