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352 pages, ebook
First published February 26, 2019
I am a warrior of the wild, and I can behave however I damn well please.
“A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all," he says. "You want someone who lifts you up, not tries to bring you down.”
As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying
I also know that true strength comes from being willing to fail in order to progress. That—if nothing else—is what I have learned from my mattugr.
But honor cannot be given. It is something that you find within yourself.
”I realize then that even if I don’t have any answers, even if I don’t know where to go or what to do, I now know one thing.
I don’t want to die.”