Tarnish by J. D. Brink
Series: Thunderstrike Saga, Book 1.
Approx. 129,990 words.
Published on July 14, 2013.
When his village is attacked by creatures from Blood Marsh, Billy Cole volunteers to find help. But it’ll take more than a sword and the inspiring tales of his heroic idols to survive the harsh world beyond Redfield. Taking the name Wil Thunderstrike, he sets off to save his home and begin his own heroic legacy. On Fate’s fickle course, however, Wil may have to become both a hero and a villain...