Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce is an American novelist of YA fantasy novels. She is the author of the Tortall universe and Circle universe novels. Tamora’s unique name is due to the fact that the nurse misspelled her name on her birth certificate. Tamora began writing as a young child and became interested in fantasy due to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tamora attended the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she wrote her Song of the Lioness series. She gets much of her inspiration for her writing from Sir David Attenborough nature documentaries, fantasy novels and Arthurian legend.

Tamora Pierce made her debut as a published novelist in 1983 with the novel Alanna: The First Adventure. Below is a list of Tamora Pierce’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Beka Cooper Books

Publication Order of Circle of Magic Books

Sandry's Book / The Magic in the Weaving (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tris's Book / The Power In The Storm (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daja's Book / The Fire In The Forging (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Briar's Book / The Healing in the Vine (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Circle Opens Books

Publication Order of The Circle Reforged Books

The Will of the Empress (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Melting Stones (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Battle Magic (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Daughter of the Lioness Books

Trickster's Choice (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trickster's Queen (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Immortals Books

Wild Magic (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wolf-Speaker (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Emperor Mage (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Realms of the Gods (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Numair Chronicles Books

Tempests and Slaughter (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Protector of the Small Books

Publication Order of Song of the Lioness Books

Alanna: The First Adventure (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Hand of the Goddess (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lioness Rampant (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Song of the Lioness Quartet : Alanna; In the Hand of the Goddess; The Woman Who Rides Like a Man; Lioness Rampant (With: Yuta Onoda) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Tortall Books

(with Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe, Megan Messinger)

Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tortall: A Spy Guide (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Protector of the Small Graphic Novel Books

First Test Graphic Novel: (With: Becca Farrow) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Lost & Found: Award-Winning Authors Sharing Real-Life Experiences Through Fiction(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreams and Visions(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man was also released under the title of The Girl Who Rides Like a Man. Sandry’s Book was also published as The Magic in the Weaving. Tris’s Book is also known as The Power in the Storm. Daja’s Book was also released under the alternative title of The Fire in the Forging. Briar’s Book is also known as The Healing in the Vine. The anthology Young Warriors: Stories Of Strength was co-edited by Josepha Sherman. The non-fiction book Tortall: A Spy Guide was written with Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe and Megan Messinger.

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Tamora Pierce Synopsis: Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales by Tamora Pierce is a collection of 11 stories – 6 of which set in the Tortall universe. Plus, there are four stories – set in a remote desert, unknown towns and New York City. There is also a non-fantasy story set in Idaho.

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2 Responses to “Order of Tamora Pierce Books”

  1. Tabatha: 10 months ago

    Hello! This list is very helpful in finding books that i am missing! I was wondering if this is the suggested order to read these books? If not could you give a list of them in chronological order? Thank you!

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    • Graeme: 10 months ago

      I’m not 100% but glanced through them and publication order does appear to be the same as chronological

      Reply

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