Clearwater Dawn by Scott Fitzgerald Gray
Approx. 98,480 words.
Published on May 9, 2011 by
Insane Angel Studios.
When his mentor is murdered preventing an assassination attempt, a young palace guard is forced to become protector to a princess, the two reconciling a forbidden passion even as they find themselves caught up in a maelstrom of political intrigue, ancient racial hatred, a society living in mortal fear of sorcery — and a decades-old plot to plunge five nations into genocidal war.