Recently I have been devouring the Emelan universe books (I’m almost done with Shatterglass). Thinking about ambient magic and just walking along looking around, it occurred to me that the things all four of the Circle have magic in have become automated today. We already know that Rosethorn disapproves of greenhouses. What would she and Briar think of GMOs? What would Sandry think of sewing machines and mass-produced fashion and sweatshops? What would Daja think about machine-made metalwork? What would Tris think of global warming?
I love your inclusion and explanation of trans folk in Tortall! Your inclusion of lgbt individuals has airways been fantastic and respectful. Is it similar in Emelan? Have we met or seen any such people?