The Language of Power
by Rosemary Kirstein
Following a slim clue, the steerswoman Rowan comes to the city of Donner hoping to learn more about the master-wizard Slado. But as the new facts add up, a strange tale from the past emerges, a tale behind all the secrets of the present. Luckily, the Outskirter Bel is on hand to watch Rowan's back. Because there's one sure way to know that Rowan is on the right track: Someone will try to kill her.