Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon
A worthy sequel to Oath of Fealty, which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Elizabeth Moon’s fantasy novels seems more realistic than most, which isn’t a bad thing. For example, one of the characters is blinded in a battle, and has to adapt to his disability. In many novels he would just have been killed off. Similarly, we learn about the effect of wars and evil magic on children in a way that many writers ignore. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.