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Waiting On Wednesday: The Gift of Power - Tamora Pierce

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am highlighting an upcoming release by one of my very favourite authors - Tamora Pierce. I spent a lot of my teenage years with her books, especially her Tortall series and have been awaiting this release since I heard about it a number of years ago. The publications date keeps getting pushed back and, to the best of my knowledge, is currently expected as a Spring 2017 release. Whenever it is being release I know that I will be pre-ordering this one as soon as I can. 

Pierce is a wonderful author who writes strong and fierce females as well as equally strong and fierce and equality loving males. Numair Salmalin is one of those fantastic male leads that I am just dying to know more about - where did he come from? What was he like as a young and powerful mage training in Carthak?

If you haven't read any of her books yet, please do yourself a favour and pick one up! My personal favourite is the Tortall Universe which starts with Alanna: The First Adventure and there is also the Circle Universe which starts with Sandry's Book.

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The Gift of Power (Exile #1)


From Goodreads:
In which we learn of Numair's last years at the university of Carthak, the beginning of his conflict with the newly-made Emperor Ozorne (Numair's best friend), his quick departure from Carthak, and how he survives afterward.

The Gift of Power (Exile, #1)

From Reddit:
"At the moment GIFT is scheduled for spring 2017. That may change, since I've just gone from a duet to a trilogy, but it will still be 2017. I will be apologizing for this for a while, but Numair's younger life was so complicated!"