Daine is another in the pantheon of Pierce’s fabulous female characters. She can speak to animals, and her Gift changes the animals as well, giving them somewhat human characteristics. This makes for some great human/animal conversations. Daine’s teacher is also a complex and interesting character, and we get to understand how magic works in this world. Magic-wielders and displeased gods abound, and Daine must figure out her place in the world – even if it sometimes seems that she would rather run away and join a wolf pack. Evidently, there is a new series in this story line in the works.
Author: Tamora Pierce
Order: Wild Magic; Wolf-Speaker; Emperor Mage; The Realm of the Gods