(From the publisher):
Llesho was ten when the Harn invaded his family's mountain kingdom of thebin. Sold into slavery on Pearl Island, he was, as far as he knew, the sole survivor of his royal family.
When Llesho was ten, the old man called Lleck secretly begain to undertake the boy's eduction. But when Llesho was fiftenn, Lleck died, and his sprit visted the boy while he worked the pearl beds, revealing his true destiny to him. All six of his older brothers were still alive!Llesho must win his freedom, find and rescue his brothers, and with their help raise an army against the evil Harn.
As a pearl diver he would never be allowed off the island. So Llesho petitioned his lord to be trained as a gladiator, thus taking the first step on a road that would lead to conflicts with sorcerers, encounters with the avatars of gods, and a dangerous journey in search of the widly scattered family he never expected to see again...
Original title: The Prince of Shadow
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds→ Epic