October's BabyDread Empire Series
Book Two of A Cruel Wind (Chronicles of the Dread Empire 2)
Cradled in swords, the war-child comes October. When the leaves turn blood and the wind turns bone: a time for doings dark and strange. The princess bears a child to the winged thing and the cries are heard far beyond the peaks of Dragon's Teeth, at the end of the world's Beginning, where Nepanthe and Mocker wait for the war that wizard's dread....
First Published in 1980