Shadow Magic Author:Patricia Wrede In Alkyra, children's tales are told of a time long past when humankind shared the land with folk who had magic in their blood and bones; the small, fierce Wyrds of the forests, the proud Shee in their moutain citadel carved of ice-white rocks; and the shimmering Neira of the dark sea. — As a child, Alethia had shivered in delicious fright when t... more »he bards sang the lays of Alkrya's mythical past. But as a grown woman her nightmares come from the world of human reality: the spreading discontent in a land ruled by querulous noble families, and the soft rumors of war.
As a daughter of one of Alkyra's leading families, she has no time now for children's tales. Until she learns they are all true....« less