The Realms of the Gods

The Realms of the Gods During a dire battle against the fearsome Skinners Daine and her mage teacher Numair are swept into the Divine Realms Though happy to be alive they are not where they want to be They are desperately

  • Title: The Realms of the Gods
  • Author: Tamora Pierce
  • ISBN: 9781416908173
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • During a dire battle against the fearsome Skinners, Daine and her mage teacher Numair are swept into the Divine Realms Though happy to be alive, they are not where they want to be They are desperately needed back home, where their old enemy, Ozorne, and his army of strange creatures are waging war against Tortall Trapped in the mystical realms Daine discovers her mysteDuring a dire battle against the fearsome Skinners, Daine and her mage teacher Numair are swept into the Divine Realms Though happy to be alive, they are not where they want to be They are desperately needed back home, where their old enemy, Ozorne, and his army of strange creatures are waging war against Tortall Trapped in the mystical realms Daine discovers her mysterious parentage And as these secrets of her past are revealed so is the treacherous way back to Tortall So they embark on an extraordinary journey home, where the fate of all Tortall rests with Daine and her wild magic.

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    1. This wasn't supposed to be the next book I finished. I was planning to get through Eulalia! first, but I woke up one morning and rolled over and grabbed this one for no good reason except it's easier to read paperbacks than hardbacks when you're lying on your side because you don't want to get up, and also because your cat is sitting on your hip.Anyhow. That was yesterday. I think I read five chapters or so before breakfast. And then I had to face the truth: I'm addicted to these books. I crave [...]

    2. 3 ½ starsI’ve been sitting on this one for a while. It’s a perfectly lovely ending for a great fantasy series; it’s just that I don’t have too many strong feelings about it. Whereas the ending of the Alanna series felt so relevant to my own life, this one doesn’t resonate as much. Daine’s lessons are important ones: embracing adulthood and independence and saying goodbye to the past. They’re just not lessons that I’ve had to deal with recently. I feel like I am too old for this [...]

    3. [Also read: 29 December 2007, 18 July 2011]Daine and Numair get sucked out of Tortall and into the Divine Realms where they star in, in turn, a travelogue, a romance novel, and the quickest war novel ever. 1. SERIOUSLY. 2. All the main stuff happened off page. The war, Daine's other suitors, sicknesses, etc. Instead, we get 75% of a book about traveling across the Divine Realm and 25% about finishing a war too big for one book. It's just: sloppy, and uninteresting, and--to use the phrase that I [...]

    4. First, I don't like the idea of taking two people key to the war away from the war entirely for most of the book. Where of course they learn vital information blah blah blah. Second, the pacing of this book is wacky, and they jump between places acquiring allies and enemies like it's necessary for the plot (which it is) instead of coherent, organic storytelling. Third, and much more importantly: Daine is SIXTEEN. Numair is THIRTY ONE. I do not care, the slightest bit, about the age of consent in [...]

    5. Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadTooIt's been a year since wild mage Daine, now sixteen, helped topple Emperor Orzone of Carthak, but at that time his consciousness was trapped within the body of an immortal flesh-eating bird known as a stormwing, and therefore his presence is still integral to the story. In fact, Orzone has teamed up with Uusoae, the goddess of chaos, and together their power threatens to destroy everything Daine knows and loves.Daine may be young, but she and those arou [...]

    6. I love Pierce, and even though none of her books will be better than the first series (Alana: The First Adventure) about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to become a squire (and eventually, a lady knight: the first such in many hundreds of years in her world of Tortall) I also really like this series. Well, I liked the first book in the series enough to give it, say, a 4. The second book wasn't that great. The third was a little better. This was a nice low-point to finish the series. Lame-o [...]

    7. Finally powered through this. 2.5 stars probably more accurately, but I’m going to be less harsh on this book than some of you have been. Mostly for old time’s sake (except, kind of hilarious how little of this book I remembered, aka 0%). Although, parts of it kind of work for me. True, it’s a bit of a mess of a book.True, a lot of things are glossed over.Definitely true that Daine and Numair spend too high a percentage of this book in the Divine Realms.But I think I can sort of see where [...]

    8. Showdown between Mortals and the ImmortalsDaine and Numair have been doing their best, fighting against the forces of the now Immortal, Ozorne. In a battle at the cusp of death, they are spirited away to the Realms of the Gods by Daine's mother, Sarra, and her father, both of whom are gods. But Daine can think of only one thing: fighting in the battle in Tortall and saving her friends. Numair and Daine must then journey to the Land of the Dragons to return to Tortall and hopefully save their peo [...]

    9. This is the last if the series of four with Daine as central character. I enjoyed this series in as much as it was a departure from the "apprentice training" quartets which I read out of order and back to back ( and which was a bit of overkill on the same theme after 8 in a row!)Of the entire series I enjoyed this book the lest. It took place almost entirely in the Realm of the Gods and so it was quite different than the others. There were a lot of dreams and a war - neither of which I am a huge [...]

    10. The Realms of the Gods is one of my favorite books of all time to be sure. However, I must say that one of the main reasons it holds its precarious position on my ever-changing list is because it's the conclusion to a superb quartet of books. If you are reading this book before reading the 3 stories that come before it, shame on you! The magic of this story is that you already know the characters. Pierce weaves a bond in between story and reader that is so strong by the 4th book that you look on [...]

    11. Gah! This series had to end on a bad note. I had the same problem with this book as I did with Wolf Speaker. Too much interactions with Daine's animals and the gods, and not enough human interactions, furthermore bogged down by the weakest part of Book 1, the war. Tamora Pierce has many strengths in her writing; writing battle scenes and war scenes are not one of them. I find them slow, bogged down, and I easily get confused and lost in the actiond not lost in a good way. Very disappointed in th [...]

    12. A war is going on between Tortall, Carthak rebels, Scanran and the Copper Isles. Diane and Numair are charged with fighting many of the immortals. On one such occasion they are fighting some beings called The Skinner's, immortals that kill anything they touch. About to be killed by these creatures, Diane and Numair are pulled through into the Divine Realms. There Diane meets her parents. But both need to find a way back to the human realm to fight the rebels.


    14. Graded By: StephanieCover Story: ExoticBFF Charm: Yay to PlatinumSwoonworthy Scale: 10Talky Talk: Well-RoundedBonus Factors: The Darkings, Stormwings, Apocalypse ImageryRelationship Status: Take Me With YouRead the full book report here.

    15. In this the final installment of the Immortals series Diane spends most of the book in the divine realms after being saved from certain death by her parents who are both gods. Apparently the Greater Gods decided they didn't have enough gods in their panthenon so they decided to make Diane's mother Sarra into the Green Lady, a goddess of midwifery only known it seems by people in the village where she lived. Wouldn't that make a great High School reunion story, "Uh, yeah, so you know I dated the [...]

    16. Daine is an overpowered character, we all know that. The daughter of a God with the power to speak and change(to a lesser extent) into animals. Being overpowered, her tales only remain interesting based upon the cast of characters(usually animals) that she befriends and her enemies.Here is where The Realms of the Gods nearly makes a fatal mistake. It ejects her animal friends for gods and beings with near omniscience. Nothing is left to guess work because her friends seem to know everything(exce [...]

    17. OH. MY. GOD. When I read Immortals the first time around, I remember loving it, but not "LOVING" it the same way I did Protector of the Small. Reading it again almost 10 years later, all I can say is WOW. SO GOOD. I literally don't remember the last time I've obsessed over a book this much! I absolutely loved Song of the Lioness, but there's just something different about Immortals. The writing, the plot, the character development's just so much more detailed and well thought out and so realisti [...]

    18. So not only do we have some typical fantasy problems, like overpowered characters who can do no wrong and are filled with truth, love and virtue, there's misused words, terrible description, plot holes, and then SPOILER AND TRIGGER WARNING, a thirty-year-old teacher macking on and making out with his sixteen-year-old student. BY THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN IN LOOOOOVE SINCE SHE WAS THIRTEEN. There's about one page of desultory, pro forma "oh huh this might be fucked up" discussion, and then EVERYTHING [...]

    19. There's nothing I can say that will adequately express how I feel about these books and I'm not even going to try. Besides, the fact that I read them all repeatedly (I quit counting after the 10th time) is the highest form of praise I can give anyway. Daine, Numair, and the others are friends as dear to me as any in this world.

    20. Daine was such a wonderful character and I adored her connection with the animals and how all her friends became important one way or the other throughout the series! The world building was immersive and I was so fascinated by the Realms of the Gods! Clearly, I need more Tamora Pierce!!

    21. Nooooo, don't WANT it to be over. Want moar Daine!I have a lot of mixed thoughts about this final volume, but I enjoyed the whole series so much. I know I'll be going back to read it all again before too long. As Leaf would say, Funfunfun.Spoilery thoughts:(view spoiler)[Not sure how I feel about the romance between Daine and Numair. I mean, on the one hand, it's pretty hott. On the other hand, he's TWICE her age and that's a little weird. I like that they leave it somewhat ambiguous, though. Th [...]

    22. WTF? Tamora Pierce what the heck were you thinking with this one?! I think this is my least favorite book Pierce has every written and raises a few concerns. The most obvious issue that I (and many others here have) is the whole Numair and Daine relationship. This was downright uncomfortable to read at times. He is practically TWICE HER AGE and they engage in a very physical, sensuous relationship. And furthermore it is presented as a romantic star-crossed relationship instead of a vastly inappr [...]

    23. The book was great overall, but I think that maybe a trip to the land of the gods should have taken place in the third book, though it makes since that it doesn't. It's just that with the battle brewing, it would have been more interesting to actually be on earth for it. Plus, they never told us what people thought of their dissapearance? How long were they gone for anyway? A week? Longer? Some details also didn't make sense, like how did Chaos find Ozorne?Also, the fact that Tortall had a sure [...]

    24. This was incredible and so different from the first three! I loved learning about the different realms and seeing the gods in their elements. Daine is just so great- always learning but self-assured, looking out for her friends (two and four legged alike), and just generally being super awesome. And I loved the darkings!!!!! Every book adds some new adorable creature. The last chapter made me well up with emotion and HELLOOOOOOOO SHIP! HELLO! HI! I'VE BEEN WAITING. And it was worth it. The endin [...]

    25. This was the first of Pierce's work that I've stopped reading near the end and just skipped through the rest. It was so bad. Honestly, I was thinking in my head most of the time "blah,blah,blah" because that's what it was! It contained useless plot lines and a waste of a perfectly good herione. Don't even get me started on the off-hand romance that was just sprung on us. (Spoiler) I mean a make-out session right after dealing with giant spider gods? REALLY? Gross. And then to learn Daine had alr [...]

    26. A good wrap up to the series and a fair amount more violent and sexy than I remembered, this is probably my least favorite of Pierce's books. I still liked it, but I don't have the same connection to the characters that I do with some of the other series and the age difference with Daine and Numair ends up playing just a little icky because she's still so young (I know 16 in a medieval/renaissance world isn't that young, but it still feels young to me) plus they had the student/teacher thing goi [...]

    27. This was an odd ending to the series. I was expecting a final battle on Earth and ended up getting a journey home from the land of the gods. It was sort of frustrating, although not necessarily in a bad way. I am glad to have met Daine's parents.Spoilers belowIt is hard for me to review this book without talking about Numair's and Daine's romance. It was completely inappropriate and I couldn't get past that he was her mentor and, for much of the series, almost a father figure to her. Perhaps I w [...]

    28. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm/Daine and Numair are transported to the realm of the gods during a dire battle, only for Daine to realise the secrets of her parentage. However, even though she is happy to find her family, Numair and Daine both realise that they have to return to their world to help their friends in their battle against Ozorne. Daine and Numair with help from friends take a dangerous journey to leave the realm. This is one of the best YA fantasy I have [...]

    29. Our poor innocent Daine. How could such a tragedy befall her she fell in love with a man about 40 years old when she's 16 am i the only one that finds this wrong in the slightest. I've found a common theme in Pierce's go for a while being the strong independent female (you go girls) then they find a possible love around there age when visiting as far away land leave him because a long distance relationship just doesn't work then in the last book she finds that she loves the person she has been w [...]

    30. When I was reading these for the first time, I was completely heartbroken to be finishing Daine's story, given that I'd loved it so much. That sad fact was somewhat compensated for by how much I loved (and continue to love) Daine and Numair's relationship. I also secretly loved the Darkings as well.As I was re-reading this book, I was a little embarrassed to realize how poorly I remembered what occurred during this installment of the Immortals. I absolutely enjoyed it, and I especially loved the [...]

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