In sixth century Great Britain, fifteen-year-old Ilena feels set adrift after the death of her mother and father. Since they had no family nearby and her father trained her to be a warrior, she has always known that she was destined for something different than the other girls of their small village, but never knew what. Her father’s dying words direct her east to Dun Alyn. Her journey takes her across the mountains and through many trials, making friends and enemies along the way. Upon her arrival, she is greeted as an evil spirit and thrown into a cage, but with the help of a healing woman, a dwarf, and one of King Arthur’s knights she is able to find the truth and save the day. The Legend of Lady Ilena by Patricia Malone is an exciting story about a girl finding her strength and her destiny in a world of upheaval.