Alyce de Corwyn, Deryni heiress to two lands, is happy with her human husband and precocious son. Three-year-old Alaric was pledged from birth to serve the royal heirs of Gwynedd, however, and Deryni powers are feared and hated by too many in Gwynedd. The Deryni are divided, too, between loyalty to their kind and loyalty to their lands and kings. Alyce expects to have sufficient time before Alaric must fulfil the pledge, and then unexpected events throw responsibility on Gwynedd’s young king; Torenth, the heir of Gwynedd’s enemy; and Alaric, who is now four.
- Cat. No.