By Karen Miller
In a relations torn aside through poverty and violence, Hekat isn't any greater than an undesirable mouth to feed, worthy just a couple of cash from a passing slave dealer.
But Hekat was once no longer born to be a slave. For her, a distinct course has been selected.
It is a course that might take her from stinking again alleys to the home of her God, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak.
This is the tale of Hekat, important and lovely.
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Empress (Godspeaker Trilogy, Book 1) by Karen Miller