Wow I’m suddenly reblogging a whole bunch of Circle of Magic stuff. For so many reasons.
Actually, I’m surprised Circle of Magic and the subsequent books set in the same universe aren’t more popular among the tumblr crowd. They’ve got badass women and canon lesbians and so many POCs that of the main eight characters (the four kids and their teachers) I think maybe three are white.
Also, of those same eight characters, five are women, one is gay, two are either gay or bi but are in a committed gay relationship with each other, and don’t even get me started on their differing backgrounds.
Whoops, too late: one came from nobility, one came from the streets, one was a merchant, one was a trader, one was a nomad, one came from a farm, one graduated from a mages’ college, and one came from a poor rural village.
And the whole Circle of Magic book series is basically about them becoming friends and then becoming a family and the four kids start to say they’re foster-siblings and Lark and Rosethorn are their foster-parents and it’s basically two quartets and three extra novels about eight unrelated people who eventually consider each other family and…
Seriously more people should read it.