Protector of the Line: Book Two of the Druid Dreams Saga by Michael Paul Metzger
Up until the day he discovered his friend’s bodies in the Narrows, McKaelin had never done anything of consequence. His entire life had been spent searching for a purpose, and now that it had found him he only prayed that he was up to the task. In his wake, a cascading chain of events followed that drew him ever farther from his beloved homeland. But it was worth it. She was worth it. The job before the new Protector of The Line and his companions was simple. Rescue Princess Sannil from an army of orcs and a fate that would alter the course of the free lands for centuries, then free the Druid Vermilon from Castle LindenWood’s dungeons after returning her safely home. Only then is there hope of prevailing against the forces of evil. Shaltorayce has risen.