Company of Strangers
by Melissa McShane
Book 1 of a series. Does contain a complete story, though setting the seeds for the next.
Sienne, a young wizard, is looking for a job as a scrapper -- that is, someone who goes to the wilderness to find artifacts from a past, destroyed civilization -- ideally magical ones. After revealing someone cheated at dice, the cheaters come after her, and a rescuer, Dianthe, offers to hire her for a spell she knows.( Collapse )