Would you take a hundred lives to save your own?
A warrior returns home from a holy war, burdened by a blood debt to the gods. With the world he left behind in tatters, he must reconcile his role in his family's undoing.
Cadoc wanted more than the life of a simple farmer. So, when Artur, Duke of Kas Mendoc raised his banner, Cadoc answered the call, marching south to enlist in a great crusade against the Oskoi. He travels to a distant land and carves his name in the bodies of the dead.
Yet Cadoc has a secret, a contract made with the gods to give him the strength he needs to survive this bloody war. One hundred souls — a debt of blood to a hungry god. But disaster strikes and Cadoc flees for his life. Can he face the men he left behind and account for those he killed? Has he paid his debt, or was his soul part of the price?
Cadoc's Contract is the prelude to The Lords of Skeinhold, a dark and sensual fantasy series set in a vibrant world
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About the Author
Chris Rosser was born in Wales in the last months of the 1970s. He migrated to Australia with his family at the tender age of 7 and grew up in rural Victoria. Chris was educated at the University of Melbourne, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and Archaeology with Honours followed by a Master of Arts in Editing and Communication.
When he's not writing fantasy stories or blogging in the wee hours, Chris works as a technical writer and trainer. Chris enjoys good beer, playing video games and exercise -- though he's not quite managed to do all three at the same time.
Chris lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and three children.