Book Review: Six of Swords by Carole Nelson Douglas
Irissa is walking one day when she comes across an injured man wearing mail. Kendric is one of the Six of Swords, or Wrathmen, warriors who guard the Realms. But the Six have broken up. His injury was from another of the Six. Irissa is the last Seeress of the Torlocs. As they turn to her home, she watches it disappear, with her mentor leaving a message of encouragement. Kendric and Irissa begin a quest for Irissa to find a gate that will lead her though to the world where the other Torlocs are.
They first leave for the capital of the Realms, the City of Rule. The head of the council dismisses Kendric and disdains Irissa. Instead he plans to capture the floating island of Clymarind. Clymarind is the magical island where the Wrathmen are sworn into their lifetime positions. It is where magicians go to learn and increase their magical powers.