The Poet’s Eye is about a red-headed farm boy who steals a magical amulet to keep his family from killing each other for it—again. Giving up all he knows to protect them isn’t too big a sacrifice.
Too bad it turns out to be a hoax, especially since a magical amulet would be real handy about the time an inhuman horde begins to invade.
So now he’s partners with a notorious sorcerous highwaywoman and facing down a legendary threat, and they have to stop an evil queen who is saving thousands of lives.
“Surely that’s a typo, Laura — you meant they have to stop an evil queen who is ending thousands of lives.”
I said what I said.