A Baen Books Original. Very slight shelfwear. Appears never to have been read. A bright, tight, attractive copy.
"Since time out of mind, the witches of the mountain kingdom of Dalibor have been blamed for all the bad luck to befall that small state within the empire of Tabor. The proud young widow Kassia, raising her son by herself, is a particular victim, blamed by the villagers for the very flood that took her father and husband, and forced to work at the most menial labor to get by. So when the Master Sorceror Lukasha offers Kassia a place in his school of arcane learning, she leaps at the opportunity to improve her status and exercise her magical skills. But Lukasha has his own agenda for Kassia. Soon she will be drawn into a web of intrigue, romance, imperial political and religious war that will force her to literally change the course of history - or lose her son, her nation, and everything she loves."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall