Keridwen's father raised her to know something about fighting and politics. This was a good thing because she really didn't want to marry some minor prince as would have been expected from someone in her position.
A Spell in the Country by Morgan Smith opens with Keridwen sent into battle as a Troop Captain instead of simple soldier. As we'll see, Keridwen's attitude, training, and luck regularly presents her with such beneficial opportunities.
Keridwen's adventure leads her through battles, life at an ancient outpost, palace intrigues in the capital city, and finally to the exciting climatic battle against magical forces of evil at an ancient ruins. Throughout it all, her astute observations of people and her quick thinking in the heat of battle combine to allow her to succeed beyond everyone's expectations.
In between the fight scenes, we see an fantastic vision of the lands of Keraine.
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I received a free review copy of this book.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)