In the magical kingdom of Rhiyana, peace reigns under the Elvenking. But terrible forces are stirring in the world beyond. The Hounds of God, the heretic-hunters and inquisitors of the Church of Rome, have come hunting. Their prey: the king and his immortal people. And their greatest weapon may be one of the king's own kin.
Judith Tarr is the author of over three dozen novels, mostly historical and historical fantasy. Her trilogy, the Hound and the Falcon, won the Crawford Award. She holds a PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale, and lives near Tucson, Arizona, where she raises Lipizzan horses.