Fate took Prince Maryn by surprise, leaving Celdrya fragmented and leaderless. Arcane magicks and a vengeful Celtic goddess swept the land into chaos, driving its sole remaining heir, Donyl, into terrifying flight. A century later, the fragments of the alliance have devolved into a sqaubbling mass of petty fiefdoms so centered on their internal struggles that they pay no attention to the looming danger that threatens all Daermad.
The Celdryans have earned their distrust, but recognizing a common threat, the Kin resolve to help the part-elven healer Padraig find the One’s True King. Padraig’s quest will take him the length of the kingdom while the young black mage Gregyn discovers his own untapped potential, the dishonored soldier Tamys seeks his way in the world, and the powerful Kin sorcoress Ryanna finds her calling.
Told in two times periods,The Willow Branch (Book 1 of the Daermad Cycle) starts an epic tale of rousing adventure, cunning political intrigue, and compelling mysteries with a conclusion guaranteed to leave readers excited for the sequel.