The veil has been peeled away and the true face of Verre has finally been revealed. The question is, what is one boy to do when the game has already begun and the players are playing for stakes higher than he can imagine? What can he do when he is merely one of the pieces?
Having discovered his origins and been absolved his so-called curse, Valerian is riding the east wind. Power, greater than anything he has ever known, courses through him and his status in the House of Cragsveil is higher than ever before. He is soon made privy to some of the clan's greatest secrets. This should be the crest of his wave but instead, it leaves him feeling more lost and ignorant than ever before.
Despite his power, Valerian remains a child, insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Resolving to push forward and prove his mettle, he sets his sights on the upcoming Zebre, the combat festival of the plains folk. In his mind, it will be the perfect platform to showcase his skills.
However, this Zebre is different. Forces are stirring. Schemes long in the making are about to come to fruition. A storm is coming to Cragsveil and the Steelborn are at the centre of it. Valerian might want to push himself into the spotlight but he will have to be careful not to be swept away.
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About the Author
Lupine King is someone who writes under a bad translation of the pet name his grandmother gave him because his real name is eleven syllables long and unpronounceable to speakers of the English language.
Born in Accra in 1995, he began writing at the age of ten but after a classmate rightly pointed out that his story was uncomfortably similar to The Hardy Boys, he put prose aside and focused on poetry for a good while. At one point, he took thrillers and mystery novels from his number one spot and put epic fantasy there instead. Admittedly, this had to do with him getting lost in Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance books in his early teens.
After getting swept up in the serial web novel craze, LupineKing finally produced his first complete work, Hatchling, the first book of his popular web serial, Heavenward on Golden Wings. Since then, he has written more books including a new serial in the LitRPG genre, Dungeon Core/Realm Heart.
When not writing, he spends his time reading and listening to music. He is appreciative of the classics as well as hip-hop, jazz, metal and rock. Currently, he lives in Accra, Ghana with his family and their many dogs.