A Galasien Novel
In a world of constant strife, King Cefwyn and his bride Ninevrise are beset by plotters, traitors and enemies at every turn. Cefwyn's ally is Tristen, a Shaping of the last great Sihhe wizard Mauryl, and now the King's Steward in the land of Amefel. When war threatens once again, knowledge unfolds in Tristen's mind of a far older and more fearsome struggle: the ancient war between wizardry and sorcery, embodied by the shadowy immortal enemies Mauryl and Hasufin.
Tristen was made as a weapon in this terrible conflict. He must take up the sword and the Sihhe magic he has foresworn, for he is destiny's own. Cefwyn, his friend and his King, faces dangers darker than armies can fight alone.
Hugo Award Winner.