Author Reimann's Book
Tor, May 2004, 27.95, 398 pp.
Growing up in an impoverished peasant croft family in the Chyrian lands of Mel'Nir, Gael Maddoc has no hope of escaping the farm life. She detests toiling the land, finding it boring and costly especially when she looks at her parents and two older siblings. She sees nothing positive in her future though she dreams of adventure.
That changes when Gael turns seventeen as the priest Druda Strawn ...