First of a series about Tristen, "summoned" into being by the wizard Mauryl. Or is he another long-dead wizard, now returned to life? This book is well-written, up to the usual high Cherryh standard. I'm eager to read the next one in the series!
Overall I liked this fantasy epic featuring the innocent Tristan trying to understand his purpose in the world. Sometimes, however, I wish there was a list of characters and their connections as many of the names were similar and I found it hard to keep track of who was who. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Fortress of Eagles.