By Tamora Pierce
Briar Moss been education 4 years as a plant mage, yet he hasn't placed his previous at the back of him. He meets a highway lady, Evvy, utilizing robust magic to shine stones for a service provider, and resolves to discover her a instructor. yet Briar is aware the city's gangs in addition to he knows Evvy. whilst gang war breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is looking for a stone mage to guide them to hidden gemstones. merely Briar and his magic can supply Evvy security. Swept up in a bloody clash, Briar needs to come to a decision if he is able to make the ultimate step clear of his former existence as a "street rat".
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Why can’t you educate me? ” she demanded. “You’re a pahan. ” “Absolutely now not! ” snapped Briar. “I’m a plant mage, no longer a stone mage. you want to study from a stone mage. ” “Not person who lives in a palace,” she responded flatly. “I —” “Pahan Briar! Pahan! ” a person pounded at the door. Briar scowled at Evvy once again and went to work out who had come. The customer, a small, monkey-faced lady of fifteen years or so, wore the fairway sash of the Camelguts. This one, Douna, had assisted him overdue the evening prior to. “What do you need, Douna? ” requested Briar. “Pahan Briar, you want to come,” the older lady acknowledged, bracing her palms on her knees as she stuck her breath. “They obtained 5 extra with their blackjacks — we didn’t even locate ‘em until this morning. They’re a large number. ” “Can’t you get a true healer? ” Briar demanded, feeling pulled in through Evvy and the Camelguts. “I simply make medicinal drugs! ” The glance in Douna’s small brown eyes made him ashamed that he’d requested. What may possibly a terrible gang provide a healer to make it definitely worth the hazard to go to them? no matter if they'd sufficient coin for one of many locals, what sort of therapeutic might they get? Up until eventually he reached Winding Circle, Briar himself could have came across the assumption of having a healer for his gang’s wounds hilarious. highway childrens, whether or not they have been known as rats or thukdaks, realized to fend for themselves. “Sit,” he ordered Douna, pushing her towards the desk. He pulled off his overrobe and folded it smartly, placing it at the sideboard. “Have a few tea and anything to devour. I’ll have to get a few issues. Evvy, seize that basket and are available with me. ” They’d need to argue approximately her education later. instantaneously he may use the healer’s trick of placing each idle pair of palms to paintings. Evvy crammed the remainder of a wide slice of cheese into her mouth and grabbed the basket he’d pointed to. He led her upstairs to the workroom. It wasn’t as difficult because the one at domestic at Winding Circle, yet there have been nonetheless lots of creams, balms, teas, and syrups, a few of them his, a few Rosethorn’s. He’d replenished his equipment the evening ahead of out of behavior, yet he would wish as a lot additional as he and Evvy may perhaps hold. He totally subscribed to Rosethorn’s trust: occasionally considering forward used to be simply nearly as good as magic. speedy Briar crammed small jars from the big ones, wrote down contents at the corks that stopped the jars, and tucked them into Evvy’s basket. subsequent he stopped on the linen chest and cushioned the jars with pads that can be made into bandages. From the roof he fetched a few skinny, flat forums used for gardening: they made sturdy splints. one other size of bandage was once switched over right into a sling for the forums, which he held on his personal again. “What’s all this for? And why are you letting a few Camelgut order you round? ” Evvy desired to understand. “Because i will be able to aid they usually won’t get somebody who can assist better,” retorted Briar, attempting to imagine if he’d neglected something. unexpectedly he spotted a flaw in his plan to place Evvy to take advantage of. “What gang are you with? ” he requested. a few gangs had treaties, permitting individuals to move territories.