The Lord-Protector's Daughter is a standalone fantasy
novel that takes place in Tempre, the capital city of Lanachrona on
Corus, the world of Modesitt's Corean Chronicles.
Mykella, the eldest daughter of the Lord-Protector of Lanachrona,
discovers that someone is diverting significant sums of money from
her father's treasury. One of the ancient soarers appears to
Mykella, telling her that she must go to the antique stone Table in
the cellars of the Palace and find her Talent in order to save her
land and her world.
From there, matters become more perilous. There are attempts to
remove Mykella and her sisters from Tempre by marrying them off to
lords in neighboring lands, and fatal and near fatal accidents
occur to members of her family and trusted retainers. While Mykella
develops a solid idea of who stands behind it all, every attempted
solution is used to discredit her. How can she save their father