Even the Wingless by M.C.A. Hogarth
Approx. 131,980 words.
Published on September 12, 2011.
The Alliance has sent twelve ambassadors to the Chatcaavan Empire. None have survived the vicious court of a race of winged shapechangers. Lisinthir Nase Galare is the Alliance's thirteenth emissary. A duelist and esper, he has been sent to bring an empire to heel. Will it destroy him, as it has his predecessors? Or can one man teach an empire fear... and love?