Freddie Silva, author
War is coming to the Norwood, and a strange warrior arrives with a black sword to lead the Nor against the invaders. Arlyss Quarrel is oblivious to the danger. His only dream is to marry the girl next door and start a family of his own far away from his demanding father. This dream is shattered when he accidentally injures his best friend and is sent away to the local lord to become a warrior. When Arlyss arrives at the lord's hall, he soon finds himself caught up in a maelstrom of intrigue with the bearer of the black sword at its center. When the invaders arrive, will Arlyss be ready to defend his homeland or will he fall under the spell of Death-Bringer?