I remember only bits and pieces because I read this as a tween. What I can remember is that the girl is created from a tree I think? A tree plays some part in her creation. And she might have blonde hair and green eyes. She is accompanied on her quest by a character personifying death. She also has a man with her at times as well as a gnome/dwarf who is her guardian. I also remember the beginning of the book follows a princess who falls in love with some kind of wood nymph or elf? And it ends badly. Sorry this is so vague. I have been trying to find this book for two years and started off only remember that death was a character...hopefully someone can help me out
The world of Ardhan is slowly losing its magic, but one wizard remains--a master of evil bent on claiming lordship over the entire world. To stop him, the Elders send Crystal, the Child of the Grove, daughter of Power and the last-born wizard to walk the world. The final war is about to begin.
Due to the age of this book I found little in the way of descriptions, but these Elders include goddesses & nymphs. They work to halt the last (evil) wizard, and in the process of this the child of the grove (blond, green eyes) is born. One Elder, a dwarf, keeps an eye on her when she grows up as a princess in a mortal court. Once she grows up she catches the eye of the impersonation of Death.