Tamora Pierce Circle of Magic Seriesamora Pierce Circle of Magic series
Tris, the merchant's daugther, is not an anphan. But her wife and children don't want her. It is only in the synagogue town of Winding Circle that he learns that his peculiar passion for growth is more than a need for gardening. Gathered in a home within the ramparts of the ancient town, guarded by the magicians Lark, Rosethorn, Frostpine and Niko, the four fight to be pals, to practice their magic and to live.
Every one of the books focuses on one of the four, but make no mistake: they are closely connected, and the things that happen to each of them also reinforce their links.