The book has that serial-adventurer format which reminds me of old Conan stories (& etc) but more sophisticated/emotional/psychological.
The writing has a definite fairy-tale feel which recalls Patricia McKillip -
but it also has that epic-fantasy-tale aspect which Wurts does so well....
Again and again, Korendir dared the impossible, facing the perils of a wizard-cursed kingdom, the dangers of an elemental's wrath, fatally poisonous wereleopards, and finally winning the fortress he sought-White Storm. And only time would tell whether death would defeat him before he found peace. (from back cover)