Locke Thomason leaves his homeland in the mountains after a series of personal tragedies and travels south into Killarassee. He meets a pretty young peasant girl who is in the service of a cruel nobleman and seeks to buy her freedom. The treacherous noble takes Locke's gold and has him sold into slavery. Fueled by anger and sustained by his hatred of this man, Locke survives a virtual death sentence in the stone quarries. He then begins an odyssey that will take him through two campaigns with the Queen's army, and sees him rise through the ranks to become a knight. Against a backdrop of medieval warfare, The Winds of Wharhalen is a tale of adventure, romance, treachery, and revenge.