Alas, some of the themes at points were laid on a little thick. There is an odd moment where a man is killed after he makes a heavy-handed social point. There is another odd moment where the hedge-mage attempts a theft which goes badly ( - I was a touch confused as to what the point of that was in the story). There is also no romance; for those that look there is probably f/f subtext, however what is plaintext suggests the two main characters appear to evolve a very comfortable friendship. Regardless (or perhaps because of this) it is quite satisfying.
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