A myth combined with fantasy. That's a very short description of what this book is.
The story and plot is important, but the writing and the journey is more important than finding out what happens. And that's a really good thing, since I picked this book up not realizing that it was the third in a trilogy. I was a good 40 pages into the book before I entered it on this site and discovered it was the final book of a trilogy. It obviously stands on its own. Some of the characters of the first two books are in this book and I'm sure they would be more interesting if I had read the first two books.
At any rate, the book is set in Ireland and concerns a girl who is raised by her father, a sorcerer. She learns from him, and from her grandmother. She's sent to her mother's family with a task assigned to her by her grand mother. But will she manage to carry out that task? It is a wonderful tale, well written and worth the reading.