Book Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce was my J. K. Rowling (along with, well, J. K. Rowling) when I was a kid and her books are one of the reasons I grew up to be the reader and the person I am today.  My library had copies of the Song of the Lioness quartet and a few others scattered here and there, so I actually missed out on so many of her books and didn’t realise it until later on in life.  That being said, I didn’t know Tempests and Slaughter was a prequel to her Immortals quartet, chronicling the early life of the mage Numair Salmalín.  My reading experience wasn’t hindered by the fact that I haven’t read The Immortals, but I absolutely plan to do so as soon as possible, along with all of her other books because Tamora is my queen.