The Oath and the Measure is a novel written by Michael Williams. It was first published in 1992.
Secrets of the past.
Although Raistlin and Caramon urge him not to go, Sturm Brightblade attends an annual Solamnic ceremony that is interrupted by . . .
A stranger, taunting challenge. Clues from the past. Death.
Once he accepts a mysterious gauntlet, young Sturm must make a dangerous journey with some curious friends, rescue a fair if querulous maid, defeat a traitor knight, and learn the secret fate of his long-lost father. He must also learn the meaning of honor.