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The Fountains of Mirlacca

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An outcast in the small town of Mirlacca, Jazen stands to lose his life if the superstitious villagers find out about the power he possesses--the ability to make things burst into flames. So he leaves and goes to the Exorcists School, run by the sorceress Vettazen. When Vettazen disappears, Jazen must use his growing powers to discover the secret behind Mirlacca's fountain ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Ace (first published 1995)
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Jean Triceratops
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The Fountains of Mirlacca is a quick fantasy book with a familiar-yet-fresh magic system, a world with interesting and unusual twists, a likable protagonist, and two rather serious flaws.

(More on that last part later.)

Ashley McConnell knows her world. But unlike a lot of fantasy that will beat you over the head with excessive world-building, McConnell incorporates hers in very natural ways. For example, in the opening town, there are six clans, and (very nearly) everyone in town belongs to one o
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