Ironhand's Daughter: A Novel of the Hawk Queen

By David Gemmell

The armies of the Outlanders beaten the highlanders on the conflict of Colden Moor–killing their most interesting warriors and breaking their freeborn spirit. The highlanders at the moment are a conquered humans, governed by way of the brutal Baron Gottasson.
Prophecies communicate of the arriving of a brand new chief, a descendent of Ironhand, mightiest of the highland kings. a pace-setter who will throw off the Outlander yoke. yet just one highlander incorporates the blood of Ironhand: Sigarni, a wild and willful teenage lady who cares for not anything store her personal issues. till a fateful come upon thrusts her onto a direction of uprising. Now, hunted by way of the baron’s squaddies and stalked by way of an evil sorcerer, Sigarni might be pressured to satisfy her future . . . or perish.

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