Four elemental witches band together to stop a country's slide into anarchy as it fights ruthless invaders in FIRE LOGIC (4) by Laurie J. Marks. Fire witch Zanja is the sole survivor of her people's massacre by the Sainnite invaders. Her tortured body triggers the smoke-addicted earth witch Karis to find and heal her, against the wishes of her mentor, the air witch Norina Truthken. Mabin, the Shaftal shadow government's military and political leader, tries to keep Zanja and Karis apart, until her machinations force a confrontation. This poignant love story transcends nations, magic disciplines and gender. (May, 336 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper