Despite the collar marking her as a slave of Dunn na Carraice, young Lin is fiercely determined to retain her pride and keep her family intact. That dignity bears a price, for Lin has drawn the wrath of Modred, youngest prince of Orkney. His single-minded quest to break strong-willed Lin--by any means necessary--nearly succeeds. Although Lin is accustomed to the death, disease, rape and famine that run rampant in the slave hovel she calls home, it is when her beloved brother Dafydd is placed on the block that her warrior spirit becomes apparent to all who challenge her, and the shocking secret of her lineage is finally revealled.
2005 EPPIE finalist (best historical fiction)
2003 Dream Realm finalist (best fantasy)