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Water Logic by Laurie J. Marks

Crossing magical borders, seeing the future, and shaking a building apart so that the stones won’t touch each other – it’s all in a day’s work for fire magic, water magic, and earth magic.  Don’t even ask what air magic can do.

In Fire Logic, there were great battles, and Our Team won.  There was plenty of room for nation-wide grand gestures.

In Earth Logic, there was the problem of winning  the war and re-establishing a government  while fighting a civil war.  Complicated, and still room for grand gestures in front of armies.<br><br>In Water Logic, the war is basically won, but not completely.  A few Their Team garrisons are led by people who think the wrong person succeeded the deceased general. They who are willing to fight their own top brass in order to become the top brass, and the way to rally the troops is to denounce the surrender and promise to keep fighting the enemy until they win.

On the other hand, a few of Our Team’s people are really annoyed that the new leader is a half-breed.  They want to  kill everyone on Their Team, including all half-breeds…

Life is complicated, even after winning the war.  And it only gets more complicated when the Fire elemental is attacked by a Water elemental, and thrown two hundred years back in time…

Watching the characters interact with each other is a lot of fun, since they are all sure they are right.

Of Course they're all right.  Just about diffrent things.
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