The Realm of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
Series: The Immortals #4
Published: January 1, 1996
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 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.
Overall a great conclusion to the series! There was a lot more adventuring and action in this one than in its predecessors. Even though the last half was action-packed, I did find the first half a bit slow which is the main reason for docking half a star.
One of my favorite mythical creatures are dragons, so seeing them interact with the world of Tortall was amazing. Along with more dragons, the origin story of Darkings which were characters I found out about in the Daughter of the Lioness series, was amazing. They are some of the cutest creatures ever (even if how they were made is a little disgusting).
Although I enjoyed all of the many mythical creatures, the Trickster’s (Daughter of the Lioness) series is still by far my favorite by Tamora Pierce. In fact, one of my favorite things in The Immortals series was learning more about the backstory for characters in the aforementioned series,.