|War God's Own, the (1998) [Novel]|
by David Weber
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Series: War God
(From the publisher):
Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani never wanted to be a champion of the War God. Unfortunately, the War God had insisted. Even more unfortunately, Bahzell's own sense of responsibility hadn't let him say "No".
Which was how he found himself in the Empire of the Axe, where even people who didn't actively hate Bahzell's kind regarded them with suspicion and fear. Of course, that was only the start of his problems. Next, there was the Order of Tomanak, many of whom were horrified by the notion that their deity had chosen a hradani as a champion ... and intended to do something about it. And assuming he survied that, he had to go home -- across three hundred leagues of bitter winter snow -- to face a Dark God who threatened to destroy all hradani. Throw in the odd demon and brigand ambush, and add a powerful neighboring kingdom with no intention of letting Bahzell (or anyone else) save his people, and you have the makings of a really bad day.
But one thing Bahzell has learned: a champion of Tomanak does what needs doing.
And the people in his way had better move.
Original title: The War God's Own
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery