A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants were driven onto the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no one.
Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements in the landscape that cannot be controlled and that may prove the Warlords' undoing. Some are spirits of place - of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human.
Bramble: A village girl whom no one living can tame, forced to flee her home for a crime she did not commit.
Ash: A safeguarder's apprentice who must kill for an employer he cannot escape.
Saker: An enchanter who will not rest until the land is returned to his people.
As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could have foreseen - by their past, their future, and their blood.
This omnibus edition includes all three novels - Blood Ties, Deep Water, and Full Circle - together for the first time.
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Best Fantasy Series I've Ever Read
The Castings Trilogy was a spur of the moment purchase for me, mainly based on the beautiful cover art.
However, the inside content proved to be every bit as beautiful and alluring! The large cast of characters make the story not only large, but deeply varied in perspective as well - and each POV character feels just as real as the last.
Freeman makes use of some incredible devices to add to the world of her story, and ties them in with the flow of the action very well - including a surprise use of these devices at the end which made me a bit giddy.
In the end, Pamela Freeman created a wonderful story told through the eyes of some even more wonderful characters - a must read for anyone.