Well that was loads of fun! Story of Nazhuret, an orphan of unknown parentage who, somewhat at a loss for what to do after graduating from military school, stumbles upon a mysterious teacher in an odd building in the forest. Under the guidance of this person Nazhuret embarks on a rigorous course of mental and physical challenges that almost break him, and survives to become a sort of zen hero. On the completion of his training, Nazuret sets out to explore the world and eventually becomes entangled with invasion and court intrigue.
Extremely well written, as is to be expected from RA MacAvoy.