“Daggerspell is the first in the Deverry series of fantasy novels”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This is the first novel in the 15-book Deverry series. The story is set in a world not unlike our own (but with magic) round about the late Saxon/early Medieval time period.
Kerr has a unique style of storytelling, heavily influenced by the Celtic tradition which weaves back and forth through the various reincarnations of the major players (not a spoiler as this becomes obvious very quickly). This gives her characters significant depth and multi-dimensionality.
In addition, the author also gives her characters a distinctive way of speaking which adds to the rich and detailed feel of the world she has created.