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After the pox destroys her village, Faia, a young peasant girl with strong magical powers, decides to cremate all the corpses, since she can't possibly give them all a decent burial, as much as she would like to. To do that, she uses her magic -- and such a strong display of magic can not go unnoticed. Faia is invited to study at the university, or, better said, ordered to do that, so she would learn to control her power, instead of causing a minor disaster every time she uses magic.

However, it turns out that Faia's magical outburst didn't just make magic unavailable for everyone during few days, it also released an ancient evil from its prison. Young students of magic -- girls, all of them -- are found dead and terribly mutilated, and it's just the beginning. No one knows what exactly is going on, but many believe it's all Faia's fault. Not everyone hates her, though; young and handsome boy-mage Kirgen, barbarian she-mage Medwind Song and troublesome, magically changed cat Flynt all do their best to help Faia. At the end, predictably, it's up to Faia to fight the ancient evil.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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