- "Eddis", a short story in the The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, transplants the Boys' House and the New Spears into a Mediterranean Fantasy Counterpart Culture."Someone like her brother Pylaster, who had just left the boys' house and received his first spear, would declare it his personal kingdom, and only his closest friends would be allowed to join him there. He would lose interest eventually, when he wasn't a new spear anymore, but by then some other new spear would have claimed it.""Any one of the new spears would have done it. They were so full of their own importance once they were out of the boys' house."
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