The Sverrir Trials by Daniel J. Dranwood
Approx. 56,250 words.
Published on May 6, 2013.
The nation of Elezar has sanctioned an unusual right of passage for their youth: The Sverrir Trials. This practice is designed to keep their population down to numbers which the mountains' limited crops can sustain. Joel's determination surmounts his fear as his time comes to enter the Sverrir, a mountain range laced with an unusunusual ore so mystical that not even the Dwarves dare to mine there.