Gnarl: A Sword and Sandals Allegory
by Jeff Hopkins
Generis, the son of the Lord Genet of the City State in the north is selected as a human sacrifice. With the help of the Lady Siliqua he manages to secure a line of succession. His grandson, Gnarl, is fostered out to a fisherman and his wife who educates and inspires him. At twelve, Gnarl is forced into four years military duty where he meets Kyler who helps him find justice for his dead father.