Passage of the Acolyte/Books One and Two
I love endearing characters and creating a world they can call home. Greynol Arowen is an Acolyte and 'Sage of Idarill', that is, if you consider the last half of his eighty years. Greynol should have enoyed his retirement years in repose, but a message arrives at his door, an invitation of sorts that reopens the mystery of his younger life. Once a swordman, champion and husband of Aliane, since lost to the enemy, Greynol discovers the past hid a secret beyond all reckoning: enslaved by a merciless enemy, his wife bore him a son. Forty years later, Fauglir, wielder of dark magic and minion of Illutar, the enemy of all fair kingdoms, claims to be that son. His offer is one of invitation -- and challenge.
Greynol ventures to a tournament and enlists a group of young friends to escort him on a journey that leads to the heart of the enemy with hopes of facing his son and undoing the evil that binds him
Prince of the Furies - Book Three
The friends find themselves in Nordheim, and after many scrutinies, are hired to face the terror of the North, Grunthagamor -- the Prince of Furies.