March 26, 2011

Review: Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales

Title: Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
Author: Tamora Pierce
Pages: 369
Publisher: Random House, Hardcover

Goodreads Summary:
This collection of fantasy stories contains all the tales from Tamora Pierce's land of Tortall. In addition to pieces previously published in anthologies, Tortall & Other Land contains two new stories. The collection encompasses stories about characters both old and new.

My Review:

Ms. Tamora Pierce never fails to amaze me with her work.

What I enjoyed most about her newest book was that it gave you another view to the Tortall World. Most importantly, it gives you what happens to Nawat and Allie after Trickster's Queen.
The short stories are just that, short. They all have the beginning, the climax and then an ending. I wish some of them could have gone on longer though! Especially the ones about characters we knew, I can never get enough of them.
The stories about the veils I found amazing! I loved seeing both sides to the stories, both points of views. It kind of gave me a new perspective about veiled women in today's world.
I really found her non-Tortall world short stories interesting too. The Artemis story was one of my favorites, even if the concept of the Pack was a bit creepy.
All in all, I give it a big thumbs up and a must read. This book defiantly keeps me wanting more and satisfied my Tortall need until Mastiff , whose excerpt is included in the end of this book, comes out.

My rating: 4 stars of 5

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