A trick of magic, a twist of fate
As the orphaned nephew of the king, trusted companion to his cousin, and second heir to the throne of Skala, Prince Tobin’s future is clear. But not as clear as the spring in which a hill witch shows him his true face – and his secret destiny...
Now Tobin carries a burden he cannot share with even his closest friend, Ki, his squire. He is to rule – not as he is but as he was born: a woman. Given the shape of a boy by dark magic, Tobin is the last hope of the people of Illior – those who desperately seek a return to the old ways, when Skala was ruled by a line of warrior queens. They still believe that only a woman can lift the war, famine, and pestilence that have run rampant through the land since the king usurped his half sister’s throne. It is these outlaw wizards and witches who protect Tobin – and it is for them that Tobin must accept his fate.
With the unsuspecting yet fiercely loyal Ki at his side, Tobin must turn traitor against the only blood ties he has left. He must lift the masks of Skala’s rulers to show their true colors – before he can reveal the power of the woman within himself.
Lynn Flewelling (born 1958) is an American fantasy author. She is the author of two acclaimed fantasy series: Nightrunner and Tamír Triad.
Lynn Flewelling lives in Maine with her husband Douglas and their two sons.
An interview with Lynn Flewelling. Risingshadow.net.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2007-10-14)
The Hidden Warrior is the second book of The Tamir Trilogy. In my opinion Lynn Flewelling is one the best fantasy writers ever. Her books are well written and fascinating. The Hidden Warrior is just as fascinating and well written as her other books. I loved this book. This book contains everything I want from good high fantasy. It's a dark and compelling book. I highly recommend this book to all fantasy readers who want to read good fantasy.