Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Circle of Magic

This is a world where magic works. Be it a cook who never burns her food or a carpenter who never misses the nail! Magic is such a part of everyday life that children are tested for it. Small and big, magic is real but sometimes it doesn't work like it is expected to and is missed...

Niklaren Goldeneye is a Great Mage who can "see". He finds four older children, each at the brink of disaster, rescues them and takes them to Winding Circle. A teaching facility and community.

The first book introduces us to how the four are rescued and end up at Discipline Cottage, in Winding Circle, with Lark and Rosethorn as teachers. The other three books continue their adventures and covers a year. The four become friends, surviving earthquakes, cave-ins, plague, pirates, betrayal, and a runaway forest fire. That's a lot of adventure for a year!

Sandry talent is thread, Daja's is metal, Briar works with plants and Tris the weather. Sounds simple, even mundane but nothing about these four is close to simple.

All four books should be read in order, each one mentioning what has happened before and smoothly transitioning between books. These could have been published in one binding as "Circle of Magic" but I feel the publisher went for "look it's short, not scary at all" since these came out before Harry Potter.

I don't have graphics of all four of my personal covers and my scanner is unavailable, here is a couple of covers, the other two "match".

Read in February, reviewed in February.

1 comment:

Jenne said...

I loved this series! I listened to them on audio from the library. They are well worth your time! And look out for the "Circle Opens" series which carries on the story of Briar, Daja, Tris and Sandry.


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