The Sorcerers' Plague: Book One of Blood of the Southlands
by David B. Coe
Edited by James Frenkel
Tor Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765316387
Date: 10 December 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics. He and his family seek only peace and a place to settle down. But even on the distant southern continent, they can't escape the tension between his magical folk and the non-magical Eandi. Instead of peace, they find a war-ravaged land awash in racial tension and clan conflicts. Worse yet, his own people try to harness his great power and destroy his family.
Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of her veiled past.