A sellsword of the utmost caliber, Raz is a killer of paramount skill and highest regard. Towering tall even amongst the atherian, he is the only of his kind to live free in the "civilized" confines of mankind's varied cultures. He has no need of loyalties, his sole affections pledged to the gold crowns that buy his time and skills. Wed to his blades, Raz's only friends are the Moon and Her Stars and the shadows they bring with the night.
But Raz was not born to the mercenary's way, to the butchery and battle of day-by-day survival. Raz, like a sword, was hammered from steel and fire and ashy smoke, forged on the ruins of an old life.
And Raz knows who he owes this new path to, this carved way of blood and iron. The Monster of Karth, after all, would never forget who gave him that name.
And some debts can't be paid in gold... @goodreads
First off, the cover of this book is amaze balls!
"By the Sun's grace, I grow. By the Moon's, I sleep. It is in their light that the world is, and it is by their light that I shall live."
-"The Twin's Prayer," FROM THE LIBRARIES OF CYURGI' DI
I loved Raz! I call him my dragonoid. Yeah, he's a lizard like creature (dragon) that are called Atherian's.
These ole jerks had him and some of his kind as slaves, taking them to the slave market. Supposedly the wings of a male Atherian goes for a pretty penny and they also put them in the rings to fight.
Raz is just a little boy. But he's fierce and takes out some jerks along the way.
Later on, some humans that live in their own clan, finds everyone dead, accept Raz. Something happened and he didn't die so they take him in as one of their own. They raise him in their human world. I loved Grandma, she wouldn't see it any other way.
It does jump ahead to when Raz is older because we can't go on with him as a child forever!
I'm very happy with this book! It's also on kindle unlimited for those of you that have it and it's not much on kindle or audible as well. I hope the rest of the series is just as good!
"They are beasts who, upon first encounter, have some semblances of the compassion we pride ourselves in as men and women. Do not be led astray. They are savages, barbarians, and if it is easier to kill than barter, they will pounce.
-STEVAN ASHANI, HEAD OF THE ASHANI CLAN, CONCERNING THE ATHERIAN