He was Tiger, born of the desert winds. She was Del, born of ice and storm.
Just started Sword-Born, volume five of the Novels of Tiger and Del by Jennifer Roberson.
Since the North and South are deathtraps, why not try to solve the mystery of Tiger's birth and set sail? Freedom (the truest kind) and adventure await, and what could possibly go wrong on the open sea? Well, let's see... storms, seasickness, oh and pirates! Cannot forget pirates, and I am sure they are just the prow of the ship. I wonder how many times the sword-dancer and sword-singer will get captured this round. At least once, I am sure. Either way, time to step into the circle.