Shades grew from each mancer, flaring up into the night, the torches of the soldiers and the lanterns of the houses showing darkly through. Where they overlapped with light, the shades glistened and rippled like pools of blood.
capitalized (like Scribe, Record-Keeper, Curse, etc) in Egan's worksEdit
2012, Catherine Egan, Shade and Sorceress: The Last Days of Tian Di, Coteau Books (→ISBN), page 140:
There below were the Mancers. The dragons hulked behind their masters, scales glinting in the sun. Eliza jumped back towards the doorway before remembering she was covered from head to toe and thus well disguised.
2013, Catherine Egan, The Unmaking: The Last Days of Tian Di, Book Two, Coteau Books (→ISBN), page 25:
Faery Dominion in the Early Days of Tian Di had been near absolute. Humans slaved in their mines, the Demons formed their army, and the Mancers were their Scribes and Record-Keepers. Though Mages often lived solitary lives in far-flung ...
2014, Catherine Egan, Bone, Fog, Ash & Star: The Last Days of Tian Di, Coteau Books (→ISBN):
We took him back to the Citadel to free the Mancers from your Curse, and then [...]
“She's a 'mancer. A stupid, stinking 'mancer.” [...] How could it be? When her own mother hated 'mancers, when a 'mancer had kidnapped her father, when a 'mancer had taken her father's leg, when a 'mancer had burned her?