I had been Princess of Bruster, then Queen of Ferrant. Now I was neither. I built a new life, in a new land. The clerk of my adopted lord. I wanted to copy books and build his library. Quiet and unremarked amongst parchment and ink.
Then the great ship came. It delivered a letter - to a land where almost no one could read. By the time the letter came to my hands, the ship had departed. We had no way to tell them we had never heard of them. They gave us one year, but how could we meet their demands when we did not know what they meant?
War was coming. Unless I could prevent it.
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An Excellent example of the genre. This new author not only gives us a unique plotline, but she also creates a completely believable world and draws us into it completely. Her characters become your friends and enemies. In a genre where it is so often a variation on a theme, she presents us with a totally new problem. This is the first series I have been excited about in a long time. Write fast ,Michelle,we are waiting!
It was an excellent story with many different story lines going simultaneously. Each individual plot and character weaving seamlessly with the others and making you keep turning the pages in hopes of finding the answers to their individual plights and resolution to the story as a whole. The world the author creates is both unique and completely believable. Her breathtaking descriptions make you want to visit the lands and meet the characters who inhabit them. I can't wait to find out what happens next!!