if we can capture Mastema.)
But my powers can also be destructive. One of my more powerful spells allows me to open a fissure in the ground. I can use it to create earthquakes to bring down a building (which you know if you read Book 2), and I can use it to split the ground open so that enemies get swallowed up.
It's a bit more destructive than I like, so I don't use it all that often. While I can cause the fissure to seal itself afterwards (leaving the ground as if it had never been split open), using it in a place populated by normals will inevitably cause a lot of collateral damage, and that's something I prefer to avoid unless there is no other alternative.
Still, it's nice to know the power is there if and when I need it. I have mentioned that it can be difficult to be the protection and healing wizard, especially when it comes time to fight. Having a few powerful and destructive spells, though, can help me be a bit more of an offensive force when we have to stave off an assault from Malo's forces. And the ability to cause a fissure is one of those powerful and destructive spells.
See how Summer's fissure spell is used in the battle for The Box of Death, Book 2 of the Three Wizards Chronicles.