Date: 2017-07-19 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookgazing
I've been trying to work out how to answer this & I think finally I'm gonna say it's different but there's still some of this 'magic leaving the world' feel. So, in HoSW Silverspires is on the way out but in HoBT Hawthorne is on the rise/stable, and that's the main House the book focuses on. That's complicated by plot things I can't tell you about but Hawthorne is reasonably strong. However, then there's the dragon kingdom which is not. And a lot of the action takes place outside the House where magic is waning (and we meet characters struggling with not having enough magic) but where it's also very present (at least three characters pull off big acts of magic). So, I'd say there's ebbs and flows - I don't know if that helps.
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