Publisher Description

Whom the gods would recruit, they first tick off . . .Our Hero: The unlikely Paladin, Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer Hradani. He's no knight in shining armor. He's a hradani, a race known for their uncontrollable rages, bloodthirsty tendencies, and inability to maintain civilized conduct. None of the other Five Races of man like the hradani. Besides his ethnic burden, Bahzell has problems of his own to deal with: a violated hostage bond, a vengeful prince, a price on his head. He doesn't want to mess with anybody else's problems, let alone a god's. Let alone the War God's! So how does he end up a thousand leagues from home, neck-deep in political intrigue, assassins, demons, psionicists, evil sorcery, white sorcery, dark gods, good gods, bad poets, greedy landlords, and most of Bortalik Bay Well, it's all the War God's fault. . . .At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 30
Baen Books
Baen Publishing Enterprises

Customer Reviews

I<3MC ,

Great but.....

You wrote a great book.Although I must say there are a lot of connections to gods of mythology.So although the dark gods are original,they aren't 100% original?All in all,it's a great book,nice plot,I love it

R2knight ,


Good read, repeats a lot of mental issues both good guys and bad

Rom1956 ,

Oath of swords

Excellent story. Well rounded deeply complex characters. Saw parallels to my own faith including parts no one talks about. Aptly illustrates " no good deed going unpunished", yet demonstrates the wealth that comes from helping others & allowing others to help us. Really enjoyed this book. Thank you for all your hard work & thank you to those who helped make it happen. I'm fighting for a loved ones life right now & this helped me remember that it's a struggle against good & evil as much as a struggle against aging bodies & hearts. Bravo!

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