Warlord takes place in the war-torn land of Taltos in the world of Adon. The region of Taltos is a place of dry, blistering summers and mild winters with various local leaders and their forces battling for control of their own destinies. They battle for the power to become Warlords and becoming legends by their own hand - some are just and fair while others are cruel and capricious. Life in Taltos is brutal, but there is a fortune to be made and eternal fame to be won.
The Sisters Of The Blade are a close-knit sorority containing some of the finest Soldiers known. They fight for glory, honor, fidelity... and money. Mostly, they fight for money. When standard footmen just won't do, The Blade's swords are sharper, their shields sturdier, and their valor legendary.
Some warriors can not hold their own without the aid of their comrades. Others flourish in solitude. Kyla is not a social animal. She is at home in her element, and her element is wherever she happens to be at the moment. As a tracker and hunter, she is thorough, precise, and dreadfully efficient. Among the Warlords of Taltos, many secure her services at the outset of any operation, both to gain her insight and ingenuity and to prevent their foes from hiring her first.