Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Yet now at last her brother was preparing to wed, and when his bride became the lady of the keep, Kerowyn could return to her true enjoyments - training horses and hunting.
But all Kerowyn's hopes and plans were shattered when her anscestral home was attacked, her father slain, her brother wounded, and his fiancee kidnapped. Drive by desperation and the knowledge that a scorcerer had led the journey which would prove but he first step on the road to the fulfillment of her destiny.
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Great book- weird formatting
Loved this book- it was a favorite in my teens (though, parents, I would definitely call this an adult book...) and I still enjoy it enough to buy it now.
One problem I did have was some very annoying formatting errors. There were a lot of italics used incorrectly, sometimes switching on and off within a single word. There was some other ones (ü, for example, didn't show up) as well.
By the sword
Always worth the read; but OMG the typos. Come on please proofread the material before releasing it.
Story good, minor issue with the e-book
I've owned the paper version of this book for years, and read it probably a dozen times. It's a good stand-alone book, but it's even better if you're familiar with the other related Mercedes Lackey.
The four-star rating (instead of 5) has more to do with the publishing quality of the e-Book than the story itself. Occasionally, perhaps 10-15 times in the whole book, there are editorial issues. They're all pretty minor- things where one letter seems to have been switched for another, or two letters somehow got merged into one. The errors probably developed during the process of converting the original book into an e-book format. But, it's irksome to spend as much for the e-Book as I did for the paperback and have these sorts of errors crop up. Come on, publishers, give the thing a read-through before you re-publish it!