Blood and Steel (The Cor Chronicles Volume I)
Cor Pelson, a commoner in the Kingdom of Aquis, is no common boy. The gray pallor of his skin and his coughing attacks separate him from those around him. He learns that the world is no safe, secure place as his parents and the priests would have him believe. He must learn to tap the power within his blood to survive the brutality of those who would control him and return his race to the world.