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| Genre: Fantasy
| Content: Coming-of-Age, Magic
| ISBN-10: 0060575298
| ISBN-13: 9780060575298
| Publisher: Harper Voyager (April 27, 2004)
| Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
| Cover Artist: Matt Stawicki
| Source: Personal copy
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| Rating: 4 Stars
In the first book the main focus is on the fear, hate and distrust between the Magicians Guild, the upper classes and the slum dwells or lower classes.
In this, the second book, the focus shifts slightly as Sonea discovers that the dreaded Magician's Guild is not as bad as she has been lead to believe and though its not perfect there are those with compassion, empathy and understanding among their ranks. The upper classes however do not prove to be tolerant at all of her low class status and she finds herself a target of not only her fellow novices but a few of the teachers too.