Field of Fire by Jon Connington
Approx. 101,750 words.
Published on April 24, 2010.
A village burned. A boy taken into slavery. A lost treasure of a fallen empire.
So begins the tale of Macsen, a farmers son, an orphan, taken from the ruins of his home to a distant land, made a slave and sent to die in the arena. But he escapes, falling into a life of adventure across a world where lands float in the endless skies, whose beating heart is a mighty Storm ten thousand miles wide.