Captured and enslaved as a child, Hawkspar was raised with brutal discipline by the Osselene Order, who wield the gemstone Eyes of Power. Her one desire is escape before she's forced to lose her own sight and wear the Eyes.
Privateer Aaran has spent many years on the seas, capturing slave ships and freeing the captives. His one desire is to find his abducted sister. When Aaran hears Hawkspar's magical plea for rescue, he follows her trail, not realizing that they will be drawn into a war that will decide the fate of their entire nation. Only Hawkspar, using the stone Eyes of War, can peer through the currents of time to find the paths they must follow to keep their people from being destroyed. But with such power comes great sacrifice. (Tor, Jun., 480 pp., $27.95)