Lady Gloucester was known for her high magic affinity, though she looked tired and worn to Cole rather than refreshed as his mother did after using magic.
Lady Gloucester gave him a hard look. “I don’t sense magic from you.”
“I prefer my sword. Besides, my magic would clash with the runes here.”
Cole met her gaze without flinching. “You’re not a fire mage, either. No wonder you’re so tired. I’m surprised you can keep the runes working.”
Lady Gloucester stormed out of the room, and Cole didn’t see her the rest of his visit.