'Grabbed me and refused to let go' George R.R. Martin Thorn Bathu
was born to fight. But when she kills a boy in the training square
she finds herself named a murderer. Fate places her life in the
hands of the deep-cunning Father Yarvi as he sets out to cross half
the world in search of allies against the ruthless High King.
Beside her is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill. A failure
in her eyes and his own, the voyage is his last chance at
redemption. But warriors can be weapons, and weapons are made for
one purpose. Will Thorn always be a tool in the hands of the
powerful, or can she carve her own path? Is there a place outside
of legend for a woman with a blade?