Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man is seeking adventure after running away from his family's small farm. Suddenly a strange and terrible prophecy sets off a chain of events that will bring these three together in the heroic, romantic, and thrilling tale of an age-old battle.
Sheri S. Tepper
About Sheri S. Tepper
B. J. Oliphant has written six other mysteries featuring Shirley McClintock, including Dead in the Scrub, which was an Edgar Award nominee, a Bouchercon Award nominee, and a Drood Review Editor's Choice. Under the name A. J. Orde, she also writes the Jason Lynx mysteries, and as Sheri S. Tepper, she writes popular science fiction.
B. J. Oliphant lives in Santa Fe.
"[Teppler's books are] the kind that wrap you in their embrace, that take over your life, that make the world disappear."--Voice Literary Supplement.
"Rich and compellingly readable. . .this may become a classic in the field. . .Like [C.S. Lewis, Ursula K Le Guin, and J.R.R Tolkein], Teppler takes the traditional icons of a fantasy, restores their resonance, and makes them her own."--Star Tribune, Minneapolis