Swordsong Series1 books in series
Rise of the Blademaster Publisher's Summary
Many years have passed since the dark tide of violent and malevolent creatures spilled into the realm from an ancient portal that should never have been opened. Adamar, an elderly but legendary elven swordsman sent to track the incursion, had found a small frightened girl, Lauriel Valendril, hiding in the shattered remnants of her destroyed elven village. After taking her in as his own, he finds that her traumatic experience creates an unrivaled ambition to learn to protect herself and others, and he begins to train her in the ancient and secretive elven fighting style of the Andulari.
Through fierce determination and unrelenting practice, Lauriel unequivocally becomes one of his best students and masters the graceful but deadly technique at a very young age. Hearing murmurs of the ancient evil re-emerging and sensing that his time to stand and fight has passed, Adamar gives Lauriel a gift that has been hidden from the realm for many ages - Isilmwé, an ancient blade of power - and with it, the responsibility to unlock the true power of the blade and defend the realm.
The defenses of the realm quickly fall one-by-one and together with a wizard, warlock, healer, and fighter, Lauriel pushes forward on a quest to close the portal before all is lost. What began as a pursuit to avenge her family ultimately turns into a battle for the very survival of the realm - a battle that Lauriel has trained her entire life to fight.