Chronicles of the Cheysuli, a race of people that can change their shape to the form of their lir. Originally published in eight books, now in four volumes.
Good fantasy series. I really enjoyed reading about the different generations of Cheysuli.
Contains two novels of the Chesuli: LEGACY OF THE SWORD and TRACK OF THE WHITE WOLF--a two for one bargain!
The magic race of shapechangers called the Cheysuli have been feared and hated exiles in their own land. Victims of a vengeful monarch's war of annihilation and a usurper king's tyrannical reign, the Cheysuli clans have nearly vanished from the world.
But now Prince Donal is being trained as the first Cheysuli in generations to assume the throne.
Niall, Prince of Homana is a key player in a prophecy that spans generations. He should have been the treasured link between Cheysuli and Homanan, yet neither of the peoples he is deestined to someday rule feel anything but suspicion of Niall.
They were the Cheysuli, a race of magical warriors gifted with the ability to assume animal shape at will. For centuries they had been allies to the King of Homana, treasured champions of the realm. Until a king's daughter ran away with a Cheysuli liege man and caused a war of annihilation against the Cheysuli race. Twenty-five years later the Cheysuli were hunted exiles in their own land, feared for their sorcery, their shapechanging.
So begins the multi-generational saga of the Cheysuli and of the ancient prophecy of the Firstborn.