Lois McMaster Bujold - The Hallowed Hunt.
Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Chalion series(hmm needs another name) 3: The Hallowed Hunt. 20060831. It's certainly set in the same world as Chalion, but not the same land, it has the same gods, with the addition of shamanistic animal magic. An excellent story, but lacking a truely evil villain it was hard to get entirely behind the heros - one of those that if they'd only talk! they could work it all out. But! far better than '2' so I'd say an 8 she's getting excellent in fantasy.