Paths of the Shadow (Quest of the Messenger Book 1)
by Hannah Ross
Nicholas Swift, a skeptical historian, finds himself falling through a portal to a world of medieval sorcery. He discovers loyalty and courage, but also bloodthirst and danger, war, intrigue, and dark magic. In the midst of it all, Nicholas is left to figure out the purpose of his unique fate. Why was he sent to Tilir, and will he ever come back home?