The Scent of Magic

A short story by Juanita Coulson

Publishing History

Timeline Notes

  1. Early spring p.58 and Joa is looking for a lost dog (Little Clever One). She calls to a vrang (p.59) and is aware of the Valley. She has some form of Power and is nearing the beginnings of her estrus. (p.60)
  2. Joa and Little Clever One find a hidden cave, which is also a place of the Old Ones. (p.61)
  3. Joa meets Aisli, a Vuspell sorceress and Kotyan, a sorceress of the Old Race (p.64)
  4. She returns to camp and talks with Desst (about 20).
  5. Evil magic is stirring in Escore so this is probably set after Three Against the Witch World.
  6. Since Hilarion and Kalthea aren't mentioned this is probably not after Sorceress of the Witch World.
  7. This is a different tribe from the one Kalthea encountered as there is no mention of Utta.
  8. This may actually take place around the same time as "Sorceress" where the raiders were also very aggressive.

-Omithi is Joa's older sister and is pregnant with Kynor's baby. Kynor is dead as are several other men of the village, however, Kynor's brother Desst wants to marry Omithi.

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