brickcavebooks: Both are Fantasy, both are intricate. Both do more than just showcase swords and sorcery, they are character studies and experiences of the struggles of heroism. Neither particularly wants to be a Hero.
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Sharon Skinner's debut novel is a spectacular Hero's Journey from a new perspective, that of her protagonist Kira.
Orphaned by war, haunted by unknown origins, and chased by a warlord and his army of brutal soldiers.
KIRA is a young woman with a secret. She can psychically communicate with animals. She is also on the run from her abusive mate Toril, the hero turned warlord, who led the country’s forces to victory against the outland raiders. Only that was before his love of power consumed him. Now, his only focus is on tracking down Kira and making her punishment an example of his power.
But the quest for freedom isn’t the only struggle Kira faces. She must also come to terms with her past choices, whose echoes drive her present. And now, the future of the land and people she has come to love depends on the decisions she will be forced to make.