This book can be read as a stand alone novel, but for those that have read 'The Chanters of Tremaris' series it features some well known characters.
This book is set around three characters, Tansy a laundry maid, Skir a young priest king, who's countries are at war, and Perrin, a travelling mercenary with the power to talk to animals.
As the three flee Arvestel they meet and situations throw them together. Pursued by soldiers, and haunted by the Witch-Woman's sinister magic, they ride for their lives through hostile lands.
To survive they must learn to trust each other, strip away the layers of deception that surround Skir, and challenge the tyranny of the Witch-Woman.
Can three youngsters with nothing in common learn to work together, and will the power of the priest king be enough to bring peace across the lands.
A compelling read, that is full of adventure, laughter, sadness and love. A must read for all. Another great piece from Kate Constable.