I'm not going to go into plot on this one. There are plenty of those above but I do want to take a moment to let everyone know what I think of David B. Coe's writing. Recently I just finished the Southlands trilogy after reading The Winds of the Forelands series a while back and it was wonderful. David wrapped things up nicely and the Dark Eyes Wars was one of his best. Every time I read on of his books I'm amazed and reminded over and over why he is now one of my all time favorite fantasy authors. The man knows how to write. Do yourself a favor and pick up his books, you won't be disappointed.