Initiation Rites: The Bones of the Earth-Part 1: by Scott Bury
Approx. 25,180 words.
Published on November 20, 2011.
The Dark Age. The Earth has turned on humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and a new plague that kills the Roman Emperor himself. Barbarians shatter civilizations.
Try as he might, Javor never fits in with his own people. When barbarian raiders kidnap the girl he loves and unimaginable horrors devastate his village, the shunned boy is the key to survival.