Series Information: Vows and Honor
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Tarma shena Tale'sedrin was the one survivor of a raiders' killing spree. Driven by the desire to avenge her Clan, and to refound it one day, she became a Swordsworn warrior-priestess of the Goddess and set forth to track down her enemies.
Kethry's was a different story. Daughter of an impoverished noble house, forced into a hateful marriage at the age of 12, she fled from her husband and became a White Winds mage, honing her inborn talent for magic through intensive training.
Yet the Goddess had marked both women for her own, and despite the separate paths they'd chosen, inevitably they were drawn together - bound by a blood-oath to defend one another, and found a new Clan Tale'sedrin.
But that dream proved elusive, even after they fulfilled Tarma's oath of vengence upon the raiders. For Kethry's magical sword, Need, which gave her the skills of a master swordswoman for her own protection, also led the blood-sisters to the aid of women in danger wherever they might be. Any women. Any danger.
And so, between Need's missions of mercy and the assorted perilous mercenary commissions they accepted to earn their living and finance their future, it looked as if the mage and the swordswoman might not even survive, let alone succeed in restoring the Tale'sedrin Clan.