The kingdom of the Icemark is about to be overrun by a human monster, General Bellorum and his vast army. Thirrin becomes a warrior queen overnight after her father is killed in battle -- and she has only one chance to save her kingdom: do the impossible by uniting the surrounding tribes that hate each other and hate the Icemark. These tribes are not human. They're werewolves, vampires and other creatures of the night. This ragged army of creatures who are usually evil join together to fight the ultimate human monster. This is a fantastic book. Where else can you come to understand tolerance from a werewolf? King Grishmak of the Wolffolk is an unusual character. Oskan, the young warlock who comes to Thirrin's aid, will be very interesting to all those who are coming to the end of the Potter series. This series is equally as engrossing as Potter. It creates its own world, a world that we can relate to but with different rules. Read this -- It's very different.