The first book of a fantastic series. It's a little thicker and harder to understand, but it's still a great book. A small little slave girl with a 'witches eye' can cause small mishaps on the farm isn't the end of the world.. but when she finds a mysterious stranger hiding in the hay she finds she has more potential than she could ever have imagined. So begins a journey to find out her past, guide her powers, and defeat evil forces. Being a Bard isn't as glamorous as it looks, but a stubborn spirit can make it. I've read the entire series twice because they're just that good. Once you start reading The Naming, you won't be able to put it down!