An Iron Age Fantasy, with a heart.
When we do bad things to stop evil, then those bad things aren't evil. They're what being a man demands of us.
Lainashael's village is gone. Its huts burned, its people massacred so the Theolympian Usurper's army could take its provisions. Lainashael and his older sister, Eiashaldrial, are the only survivors, and they didn't escape unscathed. Losing their parents and friends is bad enough but to witness the rape and murder of their younger sister…
These wounds weren't all they escaped with though. They escaped with knowledge. Knowledge that the Theolympian Usurper has help and clues that may assist other villages during the coming conflict.
Lainashael, Eishaldrial, and an unlikely collection of familiar and new characters must now pull together if they're to survive. They've known for more than a season now that war is coming. Now it's nearly here.
You've noticed by now that this book has adult themes. I haven't included any scenes depicting them, just how the characters are affected. Also, the book has some raw language.