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The Unchained Mage by Catherine Griffin
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Read 2 times. Last read March 14, 2020.

Craftsman's son Ashe wants to be a trader, despite his father's disapproval. He seizes an opportunity to escort young mage Maia on a mission in the hope it will help him start a trading business. Of course, Maia has her own agenda, and Ashe's involvement unwittingly complicates things with unexpected consequences for the pair.

The story is told from the viewpoints of both Ashe and Maia. This works well, without undue redundancy or belabouring of their differences. The worldbuilding is good and the prose easy to read—I noticed a couple of punctuation oddities, but nothing too distracting. The story is in some sense "small scale" about personal or local concerns rather than world-threatening consequences, which makes a refreshing change.

In summary, a straightforward story with a good pace set in a well-depicted fantasy world.
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