Book Two in The Circle of Magic
Earthquake damage leaves Winding Circle vulnerable to pirate attack, so everyone – including the young mages-in-training Tris, Briar, Daja, and Sandry – is working to strengthen the community’s defenses. When Tris’s cousin Aymery comes to visit, he advises the “weather witch” to return to the family that exiled her, but she doesn’t wish to leave her friends to face the threat without her.
As the onslaught begins, two things become terribly clear: The pirates have a powerful new weapon, and they have an accomplice within Winding Circle. But the attackers have failed to reckon with the fury of a young mage betrayed once too often and her very stubborn, very loyal friends…
“Pierce has created another gripping adventure that’s sure to please her many fans.”
—School Library Journal
“The opening pages quickly build to a running momentum that will keep the pages turning, and will make series reader impatient for the next installment.”
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“The plot is quick-moving and suspenseful, the story is exciting, and the ending satisfying. The good news is that this title will be followed by Briar’s Book and Daja’s Book.”