Those of you who have read the first novel will recognize some of the characters from this scene that takes place around the hearth of the Aekelahr. Renate, a maga of the Old Orders, and Adiana, a musician from Selkynsen, have joined Eolyn in this humble but happy enterprise. Together, these women provide a new home for five young girls gifted in the ways of magic, from oldest to youngest: Sirena, Mariel, Catarina, Tasha, and Ghemena.
This scene happens early in the book, shortly before the Syrnte invasion will bring chaos into their lives.
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