Andrion, son of a warrior-king, is only eighteen when his empire is invaded by barbarians. He flees to his mother's tiny Amazon kingdom, and from there sets out to regain his own kingdom, inch by inch, heart by heart.
Unusually literate, intelligent, and respectfully aware of the epic tradition--firmly grounded in reality, tradition, and myth. -- Borderland, 1988
What the author has to say is well worth reading. -- Different Worlds, 1988
From the Author
The Winter King has always been, to me, "Son of Sabazel". Inspiration for it ranged from tales of the Mongol Horde to the legend of El Cid, well spiced with the courage, honor, sorcery, and treachery of Greek history and myth.