The original draft of this book has been removed as it is now officially published in paperback. Y’all can buy a copy here. Please be sure to leave a review on what y’all think. 

Synopsis: All Rhyshladlyn Ka’ahne ever really wanted was freedom, but his father and Fate had other plans. The former with attempts to maim him, break his mind, and destroy his body at every turn; a game of life or death that he knew well and was a master at surviving. The latter with machinations lifetimes in the making that took that game board and flipped it with a single question; one that left him with the all-too-real and consuming thought that the price for Answering “no” was far greater than the one for “yes.” So for all that Rhyshladlyn had spent the majority of his life only worried about what moves to make to gain him the freedom he craved, now he had so much more, so much worse, to worry about. Now the stakes were higher and failure was not an option.

Excerpt: A tingle began in his fingertips and started to crawl its way up into his hands, pulling his attention from the Ritual just as the Qishir was finishing with the maequïn. Frowning he looked down at his hands which was stupid because the second he did, it was like looking at a wound. The second one saw it it began hurting when before one hadn’t even noticed the pain despite knowing the wound was there. He swallowed thickly as that tingle-turned-burn skittered its way up his arms, hit his chest, and spread wide like a fire igniting in a sun-dried field. I need to get out of here. When it hit his groin and turned into a need he felt panic rise in his chest and threaten to choke him at the same time it threatened to make him scream.

Trigger warnings and content warnings: Mentions of child abuse, specifically that perpetrated by a parental figure on a child. Graphic depictions of torture and physical abuse. Semi-graphic depictions of incestuous rape. Vulgar language. Graphic gore and horror elements. Psychological torture. Please be mindful that this is not a story for anyone under the age of 16 at absolute youngest, though I highly recommend only 18+ read this series.