Daja's Book; Circle of Magic.
DAJA'S BOOK; CIRCLE OF MAGIC. Tamora Pierce. 1998/2004. 5 cds. 5.25 hrs. Full Cast Audio. www.fullcastaudio.com. 1-932076-29-8. $34.00. Vinyl; plot, author, reader notes. JS *
Part Three in The Circle of Magic series finals four mages-in-training--Daja, Sandry, "Iris, and Briar--traveling through a drought-ridden area where fire is a constant threat. Smithy Daja's developing mage talents are revealed when she involuntarily creates a metal vine that appears to be alive. As a young child Daja had been considered bad luck and cast aside by the Traders. Ironically it's the Traders who want the living vine and appear to be willing to pay a fortune for it. Dramatically recorded with a full cast, the players are terrific and include such notables as Bruce Coville, Pierce's husband Tire Liebe, and Pierce herself. Pierce's various fantasy series are wildly popular and this audio version will be swept away, as will listeners. Bette Ammon, Director, Missoula P.L., Missoula, MT