Deviations: Covenant by Elissa Malcohn
Series: Deviations, Book 1.
Approx. 89,440 words.
Published on November 26, 2009.
Vol. 1: An accomplished hunter in the Masari village of Crossroads, TripStone is charged with slaying the sacred Yata. Her comrade Ghost tries to end Masari dependence on Yata meat by performing experiments punishable by death. Their worldview shatters when they harbor a Yata woman raised to be livestock instead of a god -- while a secret Yata militia prepares to alter the balance of power.