Bio: Diana L. Paxson grew up in Pacific Palisades, where she spent most of her free time reading, drawing, and hiking in the Santa Monica mountains. She wrote stories as well, and had fantasies of writing and illustrating childrens' books. A backyard party somehow turned into the Society for Creative Anachronism. Everything she has done has taught her something, and she's still learning...
It was bad enough that Darriel had a psychic gift he barely understood, but now he had a fosterling with the same gift. Could he train the boy to fight, or would their shared gift make that impossible?
The proposal seemed simple to Darriel. Lionora, his wife, would bear no more children. So Robard's daughter would now live with them in order to bear him a laran-gifted child. Darriel's and Robard's men thought it a good plan. Why should Lionora mind?
It was bad enough that Renunciate law required Caitrin to give her son to his father to raise. But when he was kidnapped and everyone but his half-sister Kiera Ridenow thought him dead, it was the start of the strangest journey of Caitrin's life.
Renunciate Lian n'ha Galia had agreed to guide a party of alien scientist led by the head of Institute of Xeno-Archaeology to a place in the mountains sacred to the Trailmen. But she was justly apprehensive as to what they would find there.