The Mavrican Taint by Conor Robinson
Approx. 156,120 words.
Published on August 1, 2012.
Douglas, a redeemed criminal of the Tribunal is sent to the coastal city of Sol Mavrica. A city tainted by an ancient curse, where both the local Tribunal forces and a fermenting rebellion seek to recruit the lad, and to top it all off he has to go to school if he wants to eat. A school buried deep underneath the city where dark things steal wayward students who aren't on time.