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I think the book/series you are referring to is The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan. The synopsis from Wikipedia: The books follow a slum-dwelling girl named Sonea who, although born and raised in the slums of Imardin, discovers that she has natural magical abilities usually restricted to the upper classes. They describe her attempts to escape ...


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This looks to me like a slightly distorted memory of A Wizard of Earthsea, the first Earthsea book by Ursula K. LeGuin. Duny grows up in a small village on the island of Gont; when the Kargads attack, he uses magic to defeat them (confusing them with a fog). This is very unusual for a child still short of his naming day, so when that day comes, he is sent ...


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Guardians of the West by David Eddings has such a scene. Ce'Nedra is mind-controlled by an unknown baddie into piling blankets onto her newborn son. Garion looked through the doorway. Ce'Nedra was standing by the cradle in her white nightdress, her eyes vacant and staring, with another figure beside her. On the chair at the foot of the cradle was a great ...


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I think I was looking for the same book which I read when a teen. Is it The Magician's Apprentice by Raymond E Fiest? The hero’s name is Pug.


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The Potter's decided to use Sirius as a decoy. Remember, they thought that Lupin was the spy, based on when Lupin says, "Unless you thought I was the spy?" "I confess that I did." So they wouldn't have used Lupin. Then, in the Shrieking Shack, after Peter is discovered, Sirius says: "So we switched. I thought for sure he would ...


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