Song of Echoes (Book 1 – Epic Fantasy Series) by R.E. Palmer
For three hundred years, the people of the Five Realms have lived in relative peace, protected by their great leader, the Archon. Yet, far to the north in the frozen lands, the Ruuk stir, driven by a rising evil; long believed banished from the world. Elodi, the Lady Harlyn, uneasy in her new role following the death of her father, and Toryn, a farmworker and outsider in his village, must discover a way to fight an enemy that all but defeated their ancestors.