emelan universe

Recently I have been devouring the Emelan universe books (I’m almost done with Shatterglass). Thinking about ambient magic and just walking along looking around, it occurred to me that the things all four of the Circle have magic in have become automated today. We already know that Rosethorn disapproves of greenhouses. What would she and Briar think of GMOs? What would Sandry think of sewing machines and mass-produced fashion and sweatshops? What would Daja think about machine-made metalwork? What would Tris think of global warming?

serami  asked:

I love your inclusion and explanation of trans folk in Tortall! Your inclusion of lgbt individuals has airways been fantastic and respectful. Is it similar in Emelan? Have we met or seen any such people?

I haven’t had the chance to do trans folks in Emelan yet. Because my books there are so much shorter, my cast is much more limited, and I had to pretty much stick to the main characters. For all I know, some of the secondary characters are trans, but I wasn’t able to expand into their sexuality a lot.

I’m sorry. The way things are going, after Tris’s book, I won’t be doing more in the Emelan universe for a long time. I will be careful to make plain those who are trans at Lightsbridge (2020). 

Feminist Fiction Masterpost

People expressed interest in a book recommendation master post of feminist fiction, as there is obviously a lack of such, for those of us tired of reading the same misogynist bullshit. I’ve compiled a list of the fiction I’ve read, you might not agree with my assessment - if so, please excuse me.


Tortall-universe by Tamora Pierce

Beka Cooper

Alanna of Trebond

Keladry of Mindelan

Veralidaine Sarrasri

Alienne of Pirate’s swoop

Emelan-universe by Tamora Pierce

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan



Age of the Five T

rilogy by Trudi Canavan

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Enchanted Forest Chronicles

(Not really fantasy, mostly a fairytale and geared towards kids but awesome anyway)

Hidden Sea Tales by A.M Dellamonica

(Books 2 and 3 have yet to be published.)

 Damar-series by Robin McKinley

Exiles-series by Melanie Rawn

The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E, Feist

Crown Of Stars-series by Kate Elliot

Fairy Tales by Mercedes Lackey

Doran-series by Monica Furlong

Santa Olivia-series by Jacqueline Carey

Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony

Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice

Cherub-series by Robert Muchamore

(Despite the main protaganist being a boy, then a later a guy,not to mention an asshole - there is amazing female characters, who often beat him for being an ass (also just generally)and it is made obvious that his behaviour is not okay in any way. Also, gay and poc characters!)

Angels Unlimited by Annie Dalton

(Mostly for girls and teenagers, but fuck if I didn’t adore this.Read it first time as a fourth grader or something, thinking of re-reading it.)

Castings by Pamela Freeman

The Orphan’s Tales by Catherynne M. Valente

The Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

The Sevenwaters-series by Juliet Marillier

Keeper Chronicles

The Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill

When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson

The Chanters of Tremaris by Kate Constable

The Guild Hunter-series by Nalini Singh

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Katriona-series by Lene Kaaberbøl

The Books of Pellinor by Allison Croggon

Stand Alone Stories

Science Fiction

Earthseed-series by Octavia Butler(Black woman!)

Xenogenesis-series by Octavia Butler

Patternmaster-series by Octavia

Stand-alone novels by Octavia Butler 

Hainish Cycle-series by Ursula K. Le Guin

(All following books are stand-alone, but exist in the same universe)

Great Alta-series

Stand alone


The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Millenium by Stieg Larsson

Stand alone


Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

Stand Alone Stories

wildfirewinchester  asked:

Hi! I'm going to be travelling soon, and I was wondering if you had some recommendations for any books? I'm looking for a lot of books, so even if you don't have many to recommend, could you ask your followers to send me some also? (I'll doubt you have to do this, but just in case.) Thanks!

Where are you going? That sounds like a lot of fun! :)



Contemporary/Standalone/Historical Fiction

sdoodles  asked:

Now I know many authors say they have a piece of themselves in all their characters, but if you were in the Emelan Universe - what magic would you have? Also, are students turned away from Winding Circle or Lightsbridge if their magic is not strong enough? Lastly, you said you can't read fanfictions of your work for legal reasons but can you read comic renditions of your stories?

I AM in the Emelan universe. Short, fat, bad-tempered girl with glasses, likes animals and books better than people… ;-)

Both schools are regular schools as well as schools for mages, so if you just want to study advanced subjects like mathematics or law or languages or religion, things like that, you can study there. The kids who were making fun of Tris in the first book weren’t mage-students, they were regular students. Same with the ones who were picking on Daja in the dining hall. Very few nobility go to the mage school, because their parents want them doing “useful” things unless they’re second or third or fourth kids. Sandry would never have been allowed to study magic if her parents had lived. 

The short answer to your question is no, they wouldn’t be turned away!

I’ve certainly seem to have seen comic renditions, one way or another! People post them and I see them.

anonymous asked:

Yes hi hello I saw your art with the caption "I travelled such a long way to see you," and I thought it was beautiful. Could I ask what book\show\film you drew it from?

Hello yes that piece was from Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce, one of the latest sequel books in the Circle of Magic series/Emelan Universe. Thank you!

anonymous asked:

Hello! I have a $25 Amazon gift card, and I was considering buying some books! Do you have any series/trilogies you'd suggest looking into buying?

Other than the usual HP/LOTR/ASOIAF/PJO/THG/TMI/TID/Divergent? (Edited post)

Can we talk about how Traders seem to be matriarchal?

Daja specifically references her mother and aunt as captaining their own ships (in Sandry’s Book and Tris’ Book, respectively) and of the three Trader caravans that have been introduced, two of them, Tenth Caravan Idaram and Third Caravan Saralan (in Daja’s Book and The Will of the Empress, respectively) have female caravan bosses, and the third, Twenty-eigth Caravan Datta (in Battle Magic) has a female ride leader.

starberrysshine  asked:

I'm sort of stuck rereading all the books that I've already read and and I feel as if I'm not broadening my preferences, I love fantasy and fiction but I just can't get into anything new. What are the top 20 books that got you hooked?

I’m mostly a fantasy reader too so I don’t know if this will be much help but I’ll try to include some others okay? 

Ambros looked at the ring of naked men. “Do you know, I would have thought that, for a mission to kidnap a young girl, you’d all be better… equipped.”
“That’s why we needed her, curse you!” snarled Yeskoy

The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce

This is one of the best things I have ever read ever because the insult goes right over his stupid head