The Circle Opens

This quartet picks up the lives of Sandry, Briar, Daja and Tris four years after the events of The Circle of Magic quartet. The four are out on their own for the first time. Briar has gone east with his teacher, Rosethorn, to study foreign plants and visit the First Circle temple in distant Gyongxe. Daja has gone north with her own teacher, Frotspine, to visit his friends in Namorn and learn metalwork from different masters. Tris and Niko have sailed so far south that it’s impossible to guess when messages will reach them. Sandry is alone in Emelan and living in the Duke’s Citadel after her uncle’s heart attack.

As masters of their respective fields at only eighteen, the Emelan mages are often greeted with incredulity and dislike. Isolated by strange surroundings or circumstances, each of them must confront one of the hardest responsibilities of fully accredited mages: teaching. Faced with magics so strange that there are no masters to help them (Magic Steps), or dealing with magical abilities brought on by physical trauma (Shatterglass), they would already have enough to manage. But the world is a dangerous place, and criminals don’t wait for heroes to have free time. Assasins, gangs, arsonists, murderers – the young teachers and their new students will have to work together to stop the threats that surround them.


Books in this Series

Magic Steps

Book One in

Lady Sandrilene fa Toren knows all about unusual magic – she herself spins and weaves it like thread. But when she witnessed a boy dancing a spell, even she is confounded. To her dismay, Sandry learns that as the mage who discovered the power of the young dancer, she must be his teacher. Before lessons […]

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Street Magic

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It’s been four years since Briar Moss began his training as a plant mage, but he still hasn’t put his past behind him. Wandering through a Chammuri market, Briar comes across a street girl using powerful magic to polish stones for a merchant. He resolves to find her a teacher. But Briar understands the city’s […]

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Cold Fire

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Daja and Frostpine expect to have a peaceful winter’s visit with old friends in Kugisko, a port in the vast empire of Namon. But there is no peace when mysterious fires begin to blaze across the vulnerable city. Daja assists Bennat Ladradun, a local firefighter with a tragic past, to fight the flames. The two […]

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Kethlun Warder was a gifted glassmaker until his world was shattered in a freak accident. Now his remaining glass magic is mixed with lightning, and Tris must teach him to control it (if she can teach him to control his temper first). But there’s more at stake than Keth’s education. With his strange magic, he […]

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