In sixth century Great Britain, fifteen-year-oldIlena feels set adrift after the death of her mother and father. Since they had no family nearby and herfather trained her to be a warrior, she has always known that she was destinedfor something different than the other girls of their small village, but neverknew what. Her father’s dying wordsdirect her east to Dun Alyn. Her journeytakes her across the mountains and through many trials, making friends and enemiesalong the way. Upon her arrival, she isgreeted as an evil spirit and thrown into a cage, but with the help of ahealing woman, a dwarf, and one of King Arthur’s knights she is able to findthe truth and save the day. The Legend of Lady Ilena by Patricia Malone is an exciting story about a girl finding her strength and herdestiny in a world of upheaval.