The Soldier (Free Men, #2)
Freed from slavery and surrounded once more by his own people, Kai should have been happy. Yet his countrymen are not how he remembers them, and Kai no longer fits in. Beaten, starved, and tortured, when the chance comes to escape, Kai is barely strong enough to make the journey. Even if he succeeds, how could anybody ever love the thing he’s become in order to survive?