Witch Queen of Lochlann Author:George Henry Smith Beyond the night...between the worlds — The Formorians needed their queen. Lochlann was in peril. If the true royal leader did not appear before the festival, the watery abyss would swallow Lochlann, and the Children of Llyr, with their sharkskin armor and savage ways, would overrun Caer Rigor and the wheel of light would never look on the face... more »s of the people again.
But two princesses claimed the throne -- one fair of hair, one raven-tressed; one cursed with a desire for human men, who died at her touch, the other blessed by a love urge inspired by a goddess -- and Duffus January, their silently avowed protector, knew he would ultimately have to choose between them. Yet in the strange netherworld where those who would have the Power also had an evil duplicate, Duffus realized he would never know if he had made the wrong choice -- for the final darkness would leave no time for reason...« less