Keeper of the Seal by Leroy Dumont
Approx. 201,520 words.
Published on December 22, 2009.
The southern Kharan desert was his to command but only as the leader of an outlaw band, raiding the caravans of Sulan Gaghan with impunity to the chagrin the grand malek of Akkaba. Taur has little to look forward to until Fate intervened, propelling him into leading an insurrection against the Sulan.