He was Tiger, born of the desert winds. She was Del, born of ice and storm.
Just started Sword-Sworn, volume six of the Novels of Tiger and Del by Jennifer Roberson.
Back in the South. What could possibly go wrong? There are totally not any number of skilled sword-dancers ready to split Tiger's skull open, and certainly no fanatical tribes who would love to deal out death to Del. But dreams, both magic-born and otherwise, will not be denied – and so once again must the deadly sands of the Punja be braved. To answer a call, to rebuilt a school, to settle a matter of honor, and to make a home. All of which requires stepping back into the circle.