By Amy McCulloch
Fifteen-year-old Raim lives in a global the place you tie a knot for each promise that you just make. holiday that promise and also you are scarred for all times, and forged out into the desert.
Raim has worn an easy knot round his wrist for so long as he can have in mind. nobody is familiar with the place it got here from, and which promise of his it symbolises, yet he slightly thinks approximately it at all—not due to the fact that changing into the main promising younger fighter ever to coach for the elite Yun protect. yet at the most vital day of his lifestyles, whilst he binds his lifestyles to his ally (and destiny king) Khareh, the string bursts into flames and sears a gloomy mark into his skin.
Scarred now as an oath-breaker, Raim has innovations: run, or be killed.
A gripping YA action-adventure fable, the 1st a part of a deliberate duology
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Then he lifted either swords to the gang, crossing them like an X above his head, and enable the cheers wash over him. similar to that, he had gained. He was once going to be Yun. within the higher reaches of the stadium, the echoes from the beginning gong have been nonetheless ringing within the crowd’s ears. The duel was once over, scarcely prior to it had even all started. The celebration vibrated. Drums and dancers, flutes and flags, chaotic mayhem surrounded the positive apprentices. younger boys scurried up the lengthy tall poles that covered the streets, the marketplace stalls usually hooked up to them folded again for the party. They used leather-based straps to tie huge bowls to the posts, stuffed them with dried and tarred grasses and set them alight. Their faces flickered within the firelight, delighting within the heat, ahead of they jumped go into reverse into the gang. Raim picked Dharma up and twirled her round. She beamed, her smile so infectious Raim felt his personal smile stretch from ear to ear. She evenly slapped his shoulder. ‘Now i must take extra thread from the headband to make swords! ’ she shouted over the noise. She had the headband wrapped round her lengthy brown hair. She untied it and threw it round Raim’s neck. ‘There! You glance lovely! ’ ‘Pretty? ’ Raim scrunched his nostril in mock-disgust. ‘I’m alleged to be a warrior, now not glance lovely! ’ He tickled Dharma’s abdominal till they either descended into matches of giggles. ‘May I take over? ’ Raim regarded over Dharma’s shoulder to work out Loni. ‘Of course,’ he acknowledged, and handed her throughout to him. As they leaned in the direction of one another, Loni dropped his voice and spoke in a rushed whisper. ‘Raim, i must seek advice from you concerning the bracelet. It’s pressing. ’ Raim felt like rolling his eyes – was once it quite essential to talk about the bracelet now, in the course of a celebration being thrown in his honour? however the glance on his grandfather’s face stopped him. fear – and whatever deeper than that, whatever terrifyingly as regards to worry – used to be etched in every single place his positive factors. ‘Really? ’ Raim’s voice got here out as a whisper too. ‘Now? ’ ‘Yes. Come quick. Yasmin is on the yurt and . . . ’ abruptly Loni raised his voice. ‘Ah, Prince Khareh, trying to find Raim, are you? ’ Raim the path of Loni’s eyes and whipped around to work out Khareh, who stood out from the gang in his amazing pink and gold tunic. ‘Sacred vow! ’ Khareh thumped him at the again. ‘That has to be the quickest Yun win in heritage! ’ Raim compelled a grin. ‘Well, perhaps . . . ’ ‘Of direction it used to be! everyone seems to be conversing approximately it. ’ Khareh took his arm and commenced to steer him away. Loni interjected, bold in spite of this some distance as to put a hand at the Prince’s sleeve. ‘Prince, i urge your indulgence, i need to communicate to Raim earlier than he is going at any place. ’ with out turning again, Khareh answered, ‘No. ’ ‘But—’ Khareh swung around now, his eyes flashing dangerously. He saved one } div. shading-50-whiteorcentered-imageCC fhand on Raim’s arm so Raim couldn’t do something yet shake his head vigorously in caution. ‘I stated no! not anything could be extra vital than my time with Raimanan, so be long gone! ’ Khareh used to be already prime him clear of his grandfather, in the direction of the palace.