Cold Fire (Circle Opens, Book 3)
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Daja and Frostpine expect to have a peaceful winter's visit with old friends in Kugisko, a port in the vast empire of Namon. But there is no peace when mysterious fires begin to blaze across the vulnerable city. Daja assists Bennat Ladradun, a local firefighter with a tragic past, to fight the flames. The two become fast friends-until they realize the fires have been deliberately set, and their relationship is deeply tested. Daja's magic helps her track down the firestarter, but no magic can protect her or Ben from the effects of madness and betrayal.
Sitting position. “Were you doing something magical, Daja? Frostpine said you were doing something magical. He said he could tell.” Daja sat down hard in a cushioned chair, clutching her tea glass to keep it from splashing. Suddenly her knees had gone watery. Her work had taken more out of her than she’d expected — missing supper hadn’t helped. “Yes, I was,” she told Jory. “And of course Frostpine could tell. He’s my teacher.” Holding her glass with both hands to steady it, she drank her tea. By.
Unmoving. Quietly she turned onto her side, away from them. The events of Sunsday night returned in all their fear and sorrow. Her own natural clearheadedness came with it. Yes, she ought to have sent the baby with someone else: who would that have been? Every adult had at least two other children in charge, and the handicap of water-soaked covers to manage. If she hadn’t held the fire, slowing her own escape to do so, it would have broken through on the ground floor and killed everyone inside,.
Looked as if she had simply poured it over the forms. “But holding it back, with the wind driving it? That took all I had. Actually, I didn’t think I had that much.” And it wasn’t enough, she thought, her eyes stinging at the memory of the baby who had died on her back. “Why hold it?” Ben opened and closed each glove hand. “Why not just tell it to stop? To go out?” “That works with tiny fires, not big ones.” She grimaced as she saw the outline of hinges when he made a fist. She had to fix that.
More. Four weeks after the destruction of Yorgiry’s Hospital, Daja stood before three magistrates and a packed hearing room to tell of her friendship with Bennat Ladradun, from their first encounter to their last meeting on the ice off Blackfly Bog. She listened as Heluda spoke of her discovery of the garret workroom where Ben had created his devices, and heard the tales of people at the hospital, bathhouse, and Jossaryk House. Throughout it all Ben sat in an iron cage, built to protect him from.
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