Daja’s Book is the third book in Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic series. This time Daja is the central character, as she and her friends encounter major grass fires and some of her own people. Unfortunately, Daja has been named outcast from her people and has been forbidden to speak with them. Can she and her friends stop the spread of the flames? Daja is the third of the four young mages to be featured in this series. Her magic works through smithcraft, and as a result, the reader begins to gain a small amount of knowledge in this area. As you may remember, one of the things I enjoy is well researched fiction. It’s fun to learn stuff while enjoying a good story. As is usual with Tamora Pierce’s books, this book contains thoroughly realized characters and a well thought out plot. The four children have very different personalities, for example, as well as very believable motivations. I have enjoyed the whole series so far. If you enjoy fantasy aimed at folks who are around grades 5-8 (like I do), definitely give this series a try.
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