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Tempests and Slaughter
A Novel of the Tortallan Universe
Protagonist Numair Salmalín
Antagonist Ozorne Tasikhe (expected antagonist)
Setting Carthak
Author Tamora Pierce
Cover Artist
Publication information
Release Date 2018 (exact date unknown)
UK Release Date
Series Exile
Preceded by '
Followed by '

Tempests and Slaughter[1], originally titled The Gift of Power for a time, will be the first part of the Exile trilogy by Tamora Pierce. The book is currently set for publication in the 2018,[2] originally pushed back from 2016, and more recently, spring 2017[3], but the exact date is still unknown. It will feature Numair Salmalín prior to the events of The Immortals quartet while he is still friends with Ozorne Tasikhe in Carthak.

Quote from Tammy:

""I thought folks would like to know I *finally* have a title, approved by Random House Marketing, for Arram#1: TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER. Now I gotta go write and live up to it!""

"At the moment GIFT is scheduled for spring 2017. That may change, since I've just gone from a duet to a trilogy, but it will still be 2017. I will be apologizing for this for a while, but Numair's younger life was so complicated!"[3]

Official Summary

"In which we learn of Numair's last years at the university of Carthak, the beginning of his conflict with the newly-made Emperor Ozorne (Numair's best friend), his quick departure from Carthak, and how he survives afterward."

This book will begin with Numair's first years at the Carthaki University when he was still friends with Emperor Ozorne. At that time he was still known under his original name of Arram Draper.

Notes and references

  1. On her official facebook, Tammy stated the new title for the book in a post made on November 10th, 2016.
  2. Updated on her official facebook account, TAMORA PIERCE, FANTASY AUTHOR, on September 30th, 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/3lw4b6/tamora_pierce_fantasy_writer/