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The first novel in national bestselling author Carol Berg's Rai Kirah saga follows one man's journey from slave to savior... Seyonne was not always a slave. Once his people were the guardians of magic such as the land had never seen, protectors and defenders. But the Derzhi came, and enslaved them. Now, years of degradation and misery have blurred Seyonne's memory, and sapped his strength. To his people, he is already dead. And to him, death is all that is left--until he finds hope in a most unlikely place... Sold once again, Seyonne is bought by Aleksander, the heir to the Derzhi Empire. His new master is cold, and heedlessly cruel. But within Aleksander, the seeds of greatness wait. All it would take is guidance from one such as Seyonne once was... But time is short, for demons have also noticed Aleksander--and what they cannot control they will destroy.
"A wonderful debut novel...hooks the reader with vividly drawn characters and draws us into an exotic, dangerous, and beautifully crafted world. Her heroes come alive on the page, with genuine emotions and concerns."--Lynn Flewelling, author of Traitor's Moon "Vivid characters and intricate magic combined with a fascinating world--luscious work!"--Melanie Rawn, author of The Diviner's Key
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 106 x 175 x 29.72mm | 204.12g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0451457951
  • 9780451457950
  • 229,302

About Carol Berg

Carol Berg is the national bestselling author of multiple fantasy novels, including Dust and Light, Breath and Bone, Flesh and Spirit, The Daemon Prism, The Soul Mirror, and The Spirit Lens. She is a former software engineer. She lives in Colorado with her family.
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6,913 ratings
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4 35% (2,453)
3 20% (1,408)
2 5% (368)
1 2% (147)

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its a book i could read 12 times, yet being charmed and fascinated each and every time. characters you love from page one and the most loveliest more
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