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Princess Thayet jian Wilima/Queen Thayet of Tortall: Morena Baccarin

“She was also the most beautiful female Alanna had ever seen. Her face - particularly her nose - was strong-boned; her hazel eyes were deep-set under even brows; her chin was determined. Her mouth was naturally red, accented by ivory skin. She wore her jet-black hair pulled into a knot. - Lioness Rampant, pg.73

I found a thing. 😍

A Spy’s Guide to Tortall
Release date: 31/10/17

The secrets of Tortall are revealed… .

As Tortall’s spymaster, George Cooper has sensitive documents from all corners of the realm. When Alanna sends him a surprising letter, he cleans out his office and discovers letters from when King Jonathan and Queen Thayet first ascended the throne, notes on creating the Shadow Service of spies, threat-level profiles on favorite characters, Daine’s notes on immortals, as well as family papers, such as Aly’s first report as a young spy and Neal’s lessons with the Lioness. This rich guide also includes the first official timeline of Tortallan events from when it became a sovereign nation to the year Aly gives birth to triplets. Part history, part spy training manual, and entirely fascinating, this beautiful guide makes a perfect gift and is ideal for anyone who loves Alanna, King Jonathan, Queen Thayet, Kel, Neal, Aly, Thom, Daine, Numair, and the unforgettable world of Tortall!

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Queen Thayet “The Peerless” of Conte was a warrior queen who fled her home country at the age of eighteen with nobody but her childhood friend, rode horseback in a ball gown in a swamp to rescue a set of troops, was considered the most beautiful woman in the world in several countries, formed widespread education accessible to the poor, was biracial, and had a hawk nose.

Forget being Alanna. I want to be Thayet.

Tamora Pierce Characters and their Feminism

I wanted to take a moment today to acknowledge that feminism and powerful women can come in many, many different forms. So I wanted to do a nowhere near complete list of characters who exemplify feminist behavior, and invite others to chime in on the rest.

Alanna of Trebond and Olau: Who takes no shit and makes her way in a man’s world the only way she can - then tries to help the next generation. 

Myles of Olau: Who loved her just for what and who she was, and went on to run the spy network of both men and women in action.

George Cooper: Who stepped back and let Alanna choose, and never, ever held her back from her duties or tried to make her something she wasn’t.

Daine Sarrasri: Who challenges boys to archery and enjoys the clothing the Queen gave her and destroys the infrastructure of a kingdom.

Queen Thayet: Who institutes a policy that all children of both genders be educated, and starts her own branch of the military whom she then leads in battle.

Keladry of Mindelan: Who stubbornly claws her way through prejudice and hardship to win her shield, and then fosters and loves the people she protects.

Raoul of Goldenlake: Who teaches Kel to be the knight she becomes, and shuts down shitty behavior in people around him when he catches it.

Lalasa: Who grew from a timid girl scarred by abuses into a fierce and practical self employed woman that teaches self defense to city girls in the evenings.

I could go on, and on, and on, but I want to hear other people’s takes on it. Please chime in with other characters you embraced and loved from both Tortall and Emelan - I started here to let it carry onward.

queen-elisabitch  asked:

Hey, I'm always trying to figure out like the cultures and ethnicities that each Tamora Pierce culture relates to, but I can't for the life of me figure out Thayet's ethnicity (it's probably right in my face and I'm not seeing it)? but I love your art so I wanted to know what you think her ethnicity is?

So Tamora Pierce answered this question here, if you want Word of God: https://tpwords.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/kmiri-saren-and-maren/

Since Tortall + other lands ARE fantasy, I don’t think the K’mir have to have a strict real-world counterpart, but I like to imagine she has more Central Asian features with her strong cheekbones and nose. Hope you don’t mind if I publish this!

Daine scowled. “Odd’s bobs, this is a strange place! Knights who say call ‘em by their first name and wizards that light tinder and queens that run around dressed like real people–”
—  Daine to Queen Thayet – Wild Magic: A The Immortals Novel by Tamora Pierce

The Immortals Quartet by Tamora Pierce

From Goodreads:

The Immortals by Tamora Pierce, is the story of Sarrasri (known as Daine), a parentless girl with an extraordinary talent. Daine finds a job that takes her and her pet Cloud from her home country of Galla to the kingdom of Tortall where she finds a new life and a new family, and learns that she has the magical ability known as “Wild Magic,” which enables her to speak to animals, heal them, and take their shape as well as bend them to her will. She makes new friends with creatures, including the black-robe mage Numair Salmalin, a young dragon named Skysong (nicknamed Kitten), the lioness, Alanna of Trebond, King Jonathan, and Queen Thayet of Tortall.

Being Read From: August 11th to August 24th.

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