I really got a kick out of this book because of the main character, Corson. She's a really tall, really strong warrior woman who drinks hard, plays hard and fights hard. Here is the back cover blurb:
Spells, treachery and adventure . . .
The life of a sword-for-hire was often uncertain, but brazen and beautiful Corson brenn Torisk would have no other.
When Corson's services as a guard were engaged by the Lady Nyctasia, it seemed that fortune was finally smiling upon her. The Lady had a ready wit, an open purse and a reputation for sorcery which she assured Corson was quite undeserved.
While Corson had little liking for magic and still less for magicians, it still seemed too good an opportunity to refuse. But when her employer's enemies proved to be as numerous as her coins, Corson decided that any aid was welcome - even the lady's sorcery.
SilverGlass is the first book in a series of four books of the same name. It is the story of the noblewoman/sorceress Nyctasia and her swordswoman/companion Corson. Nyctasia is forced into exile from her city of Rhostshyl for trying to make peace between the ruling families. She hires Corson as a bodygaurd while she travels to mystical forest in the search of her lost lover. A good book that is a good start to an intriguing series.