Circle Opens

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Magic Steps Publisher's Summary

Sandrilene fa Toren has moved to the palace of her uncle, Duke Vedris, to care for him after his recent heart attack. While the two are out riding, Sandry sees a boy named Pasco dance a magic spell. To her dismay she soon learns that since she discovered Pasco, she must handle his magical education until a proper teacher can be found. At 14, Sandry feels she is too young for this. Even worse, 12-year-old Pasco refuses to believe he even has magic. Light-footed and light-of-heart, he threatens to drive Sandry crazy.

But Sandry has greater worries than Pasco. Ruthless assassins are working to eliminate a local merchant clan, and as the grisly deaths mount, it becomes clear they are using a terrifying power called Un-magic. Even more unnerving, halting their reign of terror will require not only Sandry’s magic, but Pasco’s as well.

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  • Book 1

    • Magic Steps

    • The Circle Opens, Book 1
    • By: Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Sandrilene fa Toren has moved to the palace of her uncle, Duke Vedris, to care for him after his recent heart attack. While the two are out riding Sandry sees a boy named Pasco dance a magic spell. To her dismay she soon learns that since she discovered Pasco, she must handle his magical education until a proper teacher can be found. At 14, Sandry feels she is too young for this. Even worse, 12-year-old Pasco refuses to believe he even has magic. But Sandry has greater worries than Pasco....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Add 3rd and 4th book please!

    • By Anjali on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 2

    • Street Magic

    • The Circle Opens
    • By: Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated by: Bruce Coville, the Full Cast Family
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 316
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      5 out of 5 stars 316

    Briar and Rosethorn are in ancient Chammur, where Briar gets involved in a war between street gangs at the same time that he ends up trying to train a young stone mage he has discovered. Intrigue, adventure, humor, nastiness, all set against a fascinating culture, this is classic Tamora Pierce.

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    • By C.A on 10-13-08

    Regular price: $26.95

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