Horspaw by Will Decker
Approx. 156,190 words.
Published on February 28, 2011.
Book 5 in the HEALF Saga. When Capt. 'Rod' Rodick defeated Lord Balzar in the Northern Fringe, he took every precaution possible to make sure there wasn't anything left of his nemisis's corpse. He believed in his heart that Lord Balzar was gone for good. What he hadn't anticipated was Lord Balzar's cloned/genetically altered offspring, Horspaw. Lacking a soul, his evil knows no bounds!