Blood Rites (Dark Brothers of the Light #1) by Janrae Frank
Approx. 55,620 words.
Published on December 14, 2010 by
Taken as a blood-slave by Anksha the Beast, Isranon, a young necromancer must choose between his dead father's teachings of pacifism and his lycan mentor's warrior beliefs in order to survive. In a brutal world of demons and the undead, Isranon must find the key to Anksha's inner nature. He reaches out for answers in a world growing steadily more hostile toward him.