Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I by Tracy Falbe
Series: The Rys Chronicles, Book 1 · Rys World, Book 5.
Approx. 180,900 words.
Published on February 27, 2009.
The epic begins as Dreibrand Veta and the conquering Horde of the Atrophane Empire reach a mythic Wilderness that beckons with a magical call to glory. But Onja, Queen of the rys, a race far more powerful than the greatest human state, guards this land. She has the power to imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for her desperate enemies, the union of renegades.