Trade paperback original, first edition. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. Signed by author on title page at Trinoc*Con '08, and includes a matching 'Night Bird' bookmark laid in.
"For centuries the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment . . . and young Allegro is no different. But her life - and Aronsdale's independence - is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegro into the desert as a prized trophy ... or worse.
"Until an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegro's determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north - out of passion's grip - and into the dark heart of conflict . . . "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 571 pages; Signed by Author