*I won a free copy this e-book in a LibraryThing Member Giveaway*
this is a fantasy story..that grips on reality..
shows the flaws of human decisions and it's consequences-well,to err is
human! the story is well-written,..it's development is fascinating as
well as the characters'.. giving the readers different moods,
excitement, predicting, angry, pity, etc..
there are times ..the
readers could even say.."yah, i know that will happen",...the book is
really good.. emphasizing human nature..the reality of life and how we
should cope in it..a really good book!
Suffering a betrayal as a
young boy, Fezariu turns his back on his family. Convinced their way of
life will help him leave his past behind, he joins the Merelax
Mercenaries. In a quest to prove himself and survive his dangerous
assignments in the Colonies, he's forced to forge new alliances but
works hard to distance himself emotionally. Despite his determined focus
to move on his thoughts are drawn back to Clarendon where the White
Oak, an infamous brothel, holds the secret to his past and the childhood
friend he abandoned still remains.
From the Back Cover
Oak, Clarendon's oldest brothel, lured and destroyed men by the
thousands. Fezariu was different. He had never been drawn by the White
Oak's vices but the brothel had still ruined him when he was just a boy.
Salvation came in the form of the Merelax Mercenaries - Elenchera's
most prestigious hired hands. They gave Fezariu the chance to escape
from his past. Immersed in the world of dangerous assignments in the
colonies Fezariu longed to forget everything about his childhood but
only in facing the past would he ever be free of it.