The Sentient Fire by D.W. Hawkins
Series: The Seven Signs, Book One.
Approx. 334,350 words.
Published on November 19, 2011.
In one short night, Dormael Harlun's life was changed forever. His decision to aid Shawna Llewan, a beautiful woman wounded and near death, will pit him against the will of a tyrant, the designs of a traitor, and the attention of powers beyond his imagining. Dormael must find the key to a secret lost to antiquity, and keep all his wits about him while he plays a deadly game of cat and mouse.