It's that time again! After much consideration, I ended up going through the books I have on my Kindle to find something new and interesting that I haven't read yet. I found Young Lord of Khadora, by Richard S. Tuttle.
Squad Leader Marak has a problem. His mother is a slave and he is forbidden to communicate with her. When he is caught trying to see her, he receives a very unusual punishment-- he is promoted, which will let him see her without repercussions.
But his elation is short-lived. Marak is supposed to be sacrificed so that the clan lord can save face, but the young warrior has other ideas. Given the opportunity to manage an estate that stands on the brink of failure, Marak turns the table on the powerful lords who enslave the people of Khadora.
Young Lord of Khadora is the first novel in the Forbidden Legacy series.
I've heard nothing about this book elsewhere, but I picked it up as a freebie awhile ago. A bit of searching revealed that it was first published on Createspace back in 1998 (13 years ago! I didn't even know Createspace was that old!). Reviews seem to be mixed. So far, I'm enjoying it.
Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought!