The first book in the alternate medieval fantasy by Edie Roones: Seasons in Sansward
Honor and death? Or cowardice and life? Stark choices, and not that easy.
Beren, a warder at Caldew Keep, swore an oath to defend her lord and lady. The
arrival of the Watrani horde, allied with the Gitane Witches, changes the world she has known. The Witches are sorcerers who have been exiled from Sansward for generations.
Beren’s keep lady orders her to protect the Eye, a magical crystal that increases a wielder’s power.
Besides the magnification of power, the Eye has two other important purposes: 1) It can remove the curse that transformed the fighting Prica warriors into wolves. 2) It will free sorcerers who were trapped in stone at the end of the Great War between the mages and the witches.
And the Gitane Witches are searching for the Eye.
Lady Treasache intends to steal away with the Eye in a desperate bid to keep it from the Gitane. The Prica Storr thinks to use the Eye to shift back into man.
Will Beren sacrifice herself in a futile attempt to guard the Eye? With only a sword as defense against sorcery, can she survive a battle against the Gitane? Or will she discover that the road to death is littered with people who chose honor over life?