The great warrior Bran has been called home from the battlefield to his mother's deathbed, where he vows to solve the strange mystery surrounding what fatally attacked her in the night. He travels to the Crossroads, seeking the wise counsel of Talhaiarn, high priest and advisor to his clan, where he learns similar attacks have been reported by clans to the north and east.
A captivating and entertaining read. Very enjoyable and I'm already downloading book two in the series.
In the aftermath of the Battle of the Crossroads, Bran convinces the few warriors who remain to gather their families and live as one clan under his leadership. Together they abandon their villages and unite under a new sigil - the Sacred Oak of the Crossroads - no longer referring to themselves as Easterners, Northerners, or Southerners but simply as "Oaks."
If you like fantasy (especially of the sword variety) then you'll love this book. It's incredibly well written and performed. I loved the folklore and..Show More » magic. Can't wait for the next one« Show Less