"You unprincipled pickpocket!"


"There are two classes of people in the world, the destroyers and the builders."
A blog celebrating the Tamora Pierce fandom, from Tortall to Emelan and beyond.
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I do not own any of the works posted below, either by authors or artists. If I post some of your work and you wish it to be removed, please let me know. I try to always give credit on my own posts, and find credit for reblogged ones.
Also, I do not agree with every quote I post. I do post quotes from fictional characters and other people including Tamora Pierce. Sometimes I don't agree with a character, but I post their opinion anyway. I love these characters but I don't always agree with them.


Fanart Friday! My two favorite ladies from childhood: Alanna of Trebond and Daine Sarrasri.  

Tamora Pierce was a huge influence on my own story and artwork as a child, and I had to pay my dues for the Ladies of Literature zine.

Flying to Seoul today (then Singapore and Hong Kong), so I won’t be on much. I’ll be back January 5th!

The copper-haired rider looked at the black sky and swore.

Tamora Pierce, Song of the Lioness II: In the Hand of the Goddess (via openingfiction)

Anonymous asked: Comfortable-with-her-sexuality bi!Beka always stopping to leave a prayer and a small offering to the queer girl's temple, where her younger sister is in training to be a priestess

yes yes yes yes!!!!!! the beka cooper series is amazing to me partially because of the view we are able to get of the city, and therefore it makes sense to picture queer girls in temples in beka’s time!!! i like that a lot. :))))))))))))

ok what if there was a temple/diety in the tortallan world that was focused on queer girls (similar to how the great mother goddesses temple in corus focuses on women), and there was this huge corus temple/safe-house for queer girls whose family disowns them/homeless queer girls/members of the rogue court who are queer/queer girls who are closeted/queer girls whose family know and approve but still need support/queer girls who want to meet other queer girls BASICALLY I NEED A QUEER CENTER IN CORUS WHERE QUEER GIRLS CREATE THEIR OWN MYTHOLOGY


What’s your dream Tamora Pierce novel? Would it center around an already established character? A child of one of the favorites? More Alanna? Daine? Sarai? Lark? Crane? Would it focus on the history of Scanra, or Carthak? Perhaps an unexplored Emelan land?

Personally, I’ve always dreamed about a book about a girl who lives in Corus and is a thief/flower seller and a member of George’s court. Just cos I’m all about that Rogue life.

Anyway—tell me your dream TPierce novel!?

Happy Birthday, Tamora Pierce!


As many of us know, Tammy is a huge animal lover. So in honor of her birthday (December 13th), we’ve decided to have a donation drive for The Humane Society of New York.

If you visit this page and scroll down, there is an option to donate “In honor of”. We’re asking that you choose this and donate whatever you can in Tamora Pierce’s honor. Alternately, if you would rather donate goods, they have a list of suggested donations here and an Amazon Wish List, which you can find here

This will officially run from December 13 to December 31, 2013.

After you have donated, if you could send us a message (anon or not) with what you have donated we would appreciate it. We’d like to be able to announce the total of what was donated at the end.

We feel like this is a small way to honor a woman who has given us so much.

-Amanda and Holly

!!!!! Everyone!!!!

Curiosity killed the cat,” Fesgao remarked, his dark eyes unreadable.
Aly rolled her eyes. Why did everyone say that to her? “People always forget the rest of the saying,” she complained. “‘And satisfaction brought it back.

― Tamora PierceTrickster’s Choice (via reedlitmagazine)


eleven year old alanna of trebond

As the ship Gwenna glided through the entrance of Rajmuat harbor, a young woman of seventeen years leaned against the bowrail, taking in her surroundings through green-hazel eyes.

Tamora Pierce, Trickster’s Queen (via openingfiction)








Both pieces of art belong to Minuiko