This is the second volume of the "Earthkeep" series. Little Blue's children are dying - in some cases, just after birth. Magister Zella Terremotto Adverb and her sister magisters find themselves in an unexpected alliance with Jezebel Stronglaces and her followers.
Used availability for Sally Miller Gearhart's The Magister
December 2002 : USA Paperback
October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition