This is the story of two young girls and their lives. Both have magic, but both don't really know how to use it properly. It's a coming of age story and a love story as well. It's set during Saxon and Norman times, and has all the knights, and sorcerers and fighting with wolves and bandits and treachery normal for that time. I enjoyed it because of the historical knowledge and insights into adolescent girls minds. It's a good story.
Good historical fantasy of events right before the battle of Hastings. Interesting characters, strong women, and multiple POV. Definitely will read book two.
From back cover:
Wolves are loose in the English countryside. A dying monarch cannot enforce the laws, and his heirs are circling like vultures. the small caastle that is Hafwyder Manor is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a mysterious young stranger, too badly wounded to explain his plans.
The forces of 11th century history invade Hafwynder Manor. Its safety--and perhaps the fate of all England--may depend on the deeds of the blond, impulsive Alison and her sister, the dark-haired and cunning Wildecent. With the forces of the outside world raging at the castle walls, the two young women must learn to shape their own destiny!
Although not the kind of book I usually read, I loved this book. The characters were alive and magical, and truly inspiring and surprising at every turn. A must read for anyone who like magical stories, and is looking for an adventure.