Book Three in The Circle of Magic
Outcast Trader Daja, along with her fellow mages-in-training, journeys from Winding Circle to the Gold Ridge Mountains, where drought threatens widespread famine. There, Daja creates an astonishing object: a living metal vine, and Daja’s dealings with her former people reawaken a longing for familiar ways.
Daja must choose – should she return to the Traders or remain with the Winding Circle folk who have become her family?
“The latest in the series is as innovative as the first two. A fascinating and fully realized world.”
—The Horn Book Magazine