Book 1 of the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash and Rowan.
The four powers of the world, all once great and mighty are now yeilding to the effects of centuries of war. A King of Oak and a Queen of Yew sit on the throne of the land - the King a drunken lout, the Queen a magical schemer. Allis falling into place for the power-hungry Queen Ysa. Only one thing may stand in her way - a long-ago prophecy that a Daughter of Ash will one day rise again to reclaim her rightful place on the throne.
You will want desperately to read the next books in the series after you read this one. The story continues.....
Good beginning to an interesting series. Characters are nicely developed and plot is a fresh twist on an old standby. While this one stands alone as a good story, you'll want the second one close by to "see what happens" (and the third....and the fourth).