When she became a knight, eighteen-year-old Kel hoped to be given a combat post, but instead she finds herself named commander of an outpost of refugees, where she must face the unnatural forces of the evil Balyce. Here her inner strength must guide her to make the decisions that affect more than just her.
With each book, the romantic elements have grown showing that Kel may indeed be a warrior, but she is also a woman. This final book in the series gives the reader the satisfaction of a successful coming of age tale where the journey truly made the friend, the lover, the knight.
#4 in the Protector of the Small series. 2002, 429 pages.