By Lynn Kurland
Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780425262191, 384pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2012
Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes forever, though, when she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman. If she fails, her life--and her country's safety--will be forfeit. She just never expected that swordsman to be a wounded elven prince masquerading as a simple soldier.
Powerless and scarred from a long-ago conflict, Runach of Ceangail has spent years in obscurity, ignoing battles he can no longer fight. And although he has been drawn back into the world, he fully intends to live an unremarkable life far away from events he knows he cannot change...
Until Runach meets Aisling and realizes that she is far more than what she seems, that their alliance has attracted unwelcome notice, and that some battles must be fought.
Praise for the novels of the Nine Kingdoms “Kurland deftly mixes innocent romance with adventure in a tale that will leave readers eager for the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“The exciting story line is fast-paced from the onset…Lynn Kurland spins another fabulous fantasy.”—Genre Go Round Reviews “One of the strongest fantasy novels welcoming in the new year.”—Fresh Fiction “Captured my interest from the very first page…Lynn Kurland’s time travel series might occupy a favored place on my shelves, but I think she truly shines in the Nine Kingdom books.”—Night Owl Reviews