When her father dies nobly in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes
Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between
dangerous neighbours. Thirrin must raise an army to protect her
people from seemingly invincible Imperial invaders. Her search
for allies takes her beyond her northern borders, to former enemies
in the Land-of-the-Ghosts and onwards to the frozen Hub of the
World. But can she save her kingdom?