by Pamela Belle
Kindle edition, 570 pages
Published Feb 20, 2017, Endeavour Press
originally published in 1995
Everyone has their demons, but some are more deadly than others…
Bred for power, dedicated to the Wolf God, Ayak, and to be used as a tool for war, Bron’s short life has been nothing but torture. His captors, the Skai’i had sought to use him and his power to conquer the North but they underestimated Bron’s sorcery and paid the price with their lives. With the once war-ravaged Northlands slowly settling into peace, Bron is placed in the care of his father’s cousin, Lady Kefiri.
As the bastard son of his father – the powerful sorcerer and now King of Zithirian – his gift of sorcery is kept secret from the world.
But Bron is troubled by his immense power, traumatized by his time with Skai’I and by the Wolf God that demands blood and death. And in his thirteenth year, he accidently reveals his powers to the entire court…
Seeing that Brons needs to learn how to control his vast power, Ansaryon brings him to Silver City – the capital of Zithirian. And for many years, Bron learns to control his immense sorcery. Loved by his stepsiblings and stepmother, he feels safe and content at last. But the Wolf Within cannot be so easily controlled. Revealing that Ayak still lays dormant in his soul, Bron realizes he’s a threat to everyone he loves. So he leaves Zithirian – for good as far as he’s concerned – until Ayak no longer dwells within him. He needs to get to Jo’ami, the southernmost island of the known lands, where it is said the most powerful sorcerers reside. If he’s to be rid of the Wolf God, then he’ll need their help. But to get there, he must travel alone through the perilous South – particularly the Empire of Toktel’yan.
The Empire is preparing itself for a war to conquer the Northlands once and for all.
But can Bron conquer his own demons and rid himself of the Wolf Within in time…?