If you read the Circle of Magic series then you would probably want to read this too. The four mages are all grown up now. They go together to visit Sandry's homeland so she can care for business concerning her inheritance there. Its a kind of nasty place for a rich female heir. Any male can kidnap any unwed female and force her to marry him. Males always control the inheritance, when there is one, even if it isn't there's to begin with. Sandry is fabulously wealthy so she gets kidnapped, not just once. Her companions must reforge friendships and their mind connections to rescue her. Since they have all been traumatized by their recent experiences and do not want to share with each other, it requires learning to trust again. This book has some romance in it as well as magical adventures and they discover a mage who thinks he is insane, not a mage.