1. An old man and his wife are raising a child in the woods that apparently came from "the other side" of some dark line that is slowly moving forward. Apparently the child has some sort of emblem or necklace of unknown origins (can't remember if that's actually right). I think this couple saw the child being dropped off in their wide by some guy on a horse from the dark side of the line. Now book #2 2. In the end of the book, the main character is magically transported to the camp of whomever they are fighting and becomes a slave along with others. I think this might be part of the far seer trilogy, I'm not sure. It was the first book of whatever trilogy.