Scar of the Downers (Paperback)
WiDo Publishing, 9781937178635, 282pp.
Publication Date: February 26, 2015
List Price: 15.95*
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Branded on the slaves in the Northern Reaches beyond Ungstah, the scar marks each one as a Downer. It is who they are. There is no escaping this world. Still, strange things are stirring. Two foreigners ride through the Northern Reaches on a secret mission. An unknown cloaked figure wanders the streets of the dark city of Ungstah. What they want no one can be sure, but it all centers around a Downer named Crik. Crik, too scared to seek freedom, spends his days working in his master's store, avoiding the spirit-eating Ash Kings, and scavenging food for himself and his best friend, Jak. Until he steals from the wrong person. When Jak is sold to satisfy the debt, Crik burns down his master's house and is sentenced to death. To survive, Crik and his friends must leave behind their life of slavery to do what no other Downer has ever done before - escape from the city of Ungstah.