- Author: Robin McKinley
- Binding: PB
- Pages: 248
Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary--until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert.
She does not know the Hillfolk language; she does not know why she has been chosen. But Corlath does. Harry is to be trained in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men. Does she have the courage to accept her true fate?