• Emperor Mage

  • The Immortals: Book 3
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (993 ratings)

Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Emperor Mage  By  cover art

Emperor Mage

By: Tamora Pierce
Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $13.22

Buy for $13.22

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Editorial reviews

The third book in Pierce's Immortals quartet takes Daine of Tortall, the girl who talks to animals, on a dangerous diplomatic mission to the court of Emperor Ozorne. Daine's magical gifts are tested by everything from birds and rats to dragons and "stormwings." Even dinosaur skeletons get into the act. A full cast brings the faraway land of Carthak to vivid life, complete with castle, aviary, menagerie, and dusty temples. Carmen Viviano-Crafts, who also voiced Daine in Wild Magic and Wolf Speaker, has the perfect voice for the determined teenage girl. A cast of more than 30 and dramatic music give the feel of a blockbuster to the production. Those who do enter the series here will eventually want to go back and hear what they've missed.

Publisher's summary

In this third volume of the popular Immortals Quartet, Daine enters a glittering world laced with danger and treachery, a world that grows more intense when the gods themselves push her to use her wild magic for their own ends.
©1995 Tamora Pierce (P)2008 Full Cast Audio

What listeners say about Emperor Mage

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    802
  • 4 Stars
    150
  • 3 Stars
    32
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    643
  • 4 Stars
    121
  • 3 Stars
    42
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    690
  • 4 Stars
    107
  • 3 Stars
    24
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Good but not her best

The reader for Full Cast has kind of a stilted delivery that I find dumbs the book down. The character actors are all really great, and this series shows a lot of development for Pierce since the Lioness books.

Hey, Audible, there's a fourth book in this series. What's up with leaving me hanging?

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Emperor Mage

I thought this was the best one of the series that I have read so far. It was funny at times as well as serious. I like the part about her shooting the longbow with the prince and his friends the best for the funny parts. She was good. I recomend anybody to read this book, it is very good.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

You get used to Full Cast Audio

The main problem I have with Full Cast Audio is that, regrettably, they use Tamora Pierce as a narrator. Having actually met Tamora Pierce, I can say that she doesn't sound nearly so slow/dreary/synthetic in person.
If you just listen to audiobooks without focusing on something else, you probably won't have the patience for FCA, which is a very small production, primarily because of the narrator. I like to do crafts, and I managed to settle into it, but I listen to the words more than the voices. I don't know how it will be for you. On the other hand, if you're listening to this book, you've probably listened to the first two and have decided that you can deal with Tamora Pierce's narrating already.
Also unfortunate is that because FCA is so small, the final book in this quartet is not yet finished, and the release date keeps getting pushed back. I believe it is currently set for June 2010, but it's original release date was in '09, so... cross your fingers or read the physical copy.
Having said that , I found this book to be really quite enjoyable, and if you liked the first two books of the immortal series, then I think you'll quite like this third. The animal characters were ridiculously enjoyable, and you really have to admire the author's sense of humor. She is a fangirl at heart.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story

This one really keeps you on the edge of your seat. It was worth all the excitement it gives.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Review

It just didn’t seem to fit in the rest of the books it went on its own adventure and didn’t connect to the rest of the books it’s almost like it separate from the trilogy

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Oh my heart!

This one was a definite tear jerker, emotional rollercoaster of an adventure! The performance was absolutely magical!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

ugh

A struggle. Very dead sounding cast with similar voices and the chapter music sounds like a battle to the death when people are just going to parties

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Always A Good Read

Great writing! Easy to get through. Always exciting! I love the Hag goddess scenes. Dane is a loving protagonist.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A
  • 12-15-18

Speed it up

Gotta speed it up to around 1.15x. The narrator focuses too much on enunciation at the cost of story telling.

Love the story though. Good memories of reading it so many years ago.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another great installment

I love the books in this series! They are all so different. A lot of the time in a book series they just find a way to tell the same story 4 different times but each one of Dane's adventures is different. This one was fascinating, watching Dane deal with politics, a new God that we have never seen before and powerful enemy. This book kept me in it the entire read. Loved it!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!