(From the publisher):
Lucien de Fontein is one of the Orfano, the deformed of Landfall. He is lonely, tormented by his difference and a pawn in a political game. The reclusive king and his majordomo rule from the vast castle of Demesne, but the walls are no barriers to darkness from without. Or within.
Landfall is a harsh world of secrets and rivalries, where whispers are lethal, where control is fragile and the peace waits to be broken. Lucien must rely on more than his blade to protect the ones he loves.
Original title: The Boy With the Pocelain Blade
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds→ Political