Nocturne, Son of the Night by AJ Cooper
Approx. 40,070 words.
Published on January 5, 2011 by
Realms of Varda.
Nocturne is an outsider. He sees humans as more than bloodmeals - something not well respected in Druen society. One winter night, his compassion gets the best of him when he kills his neighbor to save a human slave.
Forced to flee his village and everything he's ever known, he begins a world-spanning journey in pursuit of his true home.