by Ian Thomas Healy
Book Two of The Pariah of Verigo series.
Giele Pariah settles among the Horks and prepares to become a father, but the former soldier knows peace can only last so long. A young Hork from a distant tribe reaches out to Giele for help. A coal mine has poisoned their water and brought them to the brink of starvation and Giele is the only Elf who can find common ground between Elves and Horks.