Well, what is Thorn and Shadow all about? Let me give you a bit of a blurb. Here it is.
The Garden of the Old Planter on Haven Ridge is the last bastion of green and growing things in a world that has turned into a vast desert. A young woman named Adhi lives in a small village in the shadow of the Garden wall. One day, she spots a massive army of men with swords and spears marching out of the dunes, approaching the ridge, driven by some terrible power. Soon Adhi finds herself at the heart of a conflict over the fate of the Garden and the whole world.
There you go. That's the blurb. As an added bonus, you will see men fighting bears and elk and bison and leopards. What more could you want?