This book has got my guts churning and my heart thumping! I'm 3/4's of the way through it and I desperately want to flick to the end to see what happens. It's incredibly good story telling!
It's actually the second in the Saga of the LIght Isles by Juliet Marillier. I didn't actually read the first one but it doesn't really matter because this one is set a generation later and does give the back story anyway.
So Good! Back to it.