In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone's search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.
I'm 17, and I have read the first book in "The Staff and the Sword" series. I really, really liked it and I definitely want to read the rest of the series. Based on the first book, the series may have been written for teens (not sure) but I think that adults and teens both would enjoy the series.