By Rosemary Kirstein
For those who ask, she's going to solution. If she asks, you want to answer. A steerswoman will communicate in basic terms the reality to you, so long as she is familiar with it—and you need to do an identical for her. And so, around the centuries, the Steerswomen— wondering, looking out, investigating—have slowly discovered a growing number of concerning the international during which they wander. All wisdom the Steerswomen own is given freely to those that ask. yet there's one form of wisdom that has consistently been denied them: Magic.
When the steerswoman Rowan discovers a small, wonderful blue jewel of evidently magical starting place, her blameless questions bring about mystery after startling mystery, every one extra risky than the last—and abruptly Rowan needs to flee or struggle for her existence. Or worse, she needs to lie.
With each wizard on the planet looking for her, Rowan unearths unforeseen counsel. A chance-met tourist became buddy, Bel is a warrior-poet, an Outskirter, and a member of a barbaric and violent humans. Or, so it will seem.
For Bel, unknowing, possesses secrets and techniques of her personal: secrets and techniques embedded in her tradition, in her humans, within the very soil of her place of birth. From the Inland Sea to the lethal Outskirts, surrounded by means of possibility and deceit, Rowan and Bel discover a growing number of of the wizards’ hidden wisdom. because the new truths collect, they part towards the only fact that lies on the middle, the main unforeseen mystery of all of them. . . .
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