honestly @tamorapierce fandom, please please let me know if you’d be interested in a (small!) convention. i have the experience, i know some good potential locations (there are an obscene amount of castle hotels in hocking hills lol). all i’d need is a dedicated group of folks who would commit to it, because we’d probably have to crowdfund to get it off the ground.
There was the Mindelan device: a gray owl, wings outstretched, on a blue field rimmed with cream. There were two differences between this shield and those of her brothers. On Kel’s, the owl hovered over a pair of crossed glaives, cream embroidered in gold, matches for a Yamani glaive. The other difference was the shield’s border: it was formed by two thin rings, the outer blue, the inner cream. A distaff border, the heralds had named it, the coat of arms of a lady knight.
- Squire by Tamora Pierce
I thought it was high time to do some Tortall-inspired crochet, and who better to become a cuddly toy/blanket than the Protector of the Small? You can see the grey blanket taking shape behind Dragon, who is helpfully modelling the shield until Keladry gets arms and a head.
I just imagine how Jon and Thayet’s intelligence briefings must have gone during the Immortals series.
“The girl you met last week just called a Kraken up from the depths to attack enemy ships. Oh, and she has a dragon now.”
“So the wildmage and Salmalin went to visit a local noble, and they think some wolves have uncovered a plot to usurp the throne. And, uh, I’m not sure how to say this, sire, but she can apparently turn into animals???”
“You know how much you hate Stormwings? And Emperor Ozorne? Well, funny thing about that, Your Majesties….”
wowow idk how many of you get tamora pierce’s email newsletter but there’s an update on the first numair/arram book!
And what is it I’ve just finished? Arram Draper, ten years old and a very young student at the School for Mages at the University of Carthak, has a nearly fatal accident at the imperial games, only to be rescued by a beginning gladiator. It is the start of an eventful year at the university, when he meets two new friends, Ozorne, an imperial prince, and Varice, a northerner. All three are advanced students who share a love of fun, wit, animals, and magic. Their studies take them through lessons with strange magics, plague duties, attendance at imperial festivities, suspicious deaths, and the perils of growing up. Readers of other Tortall books will meet familiar characters with new guises, while new readers will not need to have read previous books to understand the life of an awkward, shy, gentle, goofy, tremendously talented young man with a knack for making truly vicious enemies.