The White Tree
by Edward W. Robertson
16-year-old Dante is obsessed with the nether, the powerful magic of the death god Arawn. But when he finds a copy of the god's holiest book, he comes under attack from Arawn's believers. With the help of the nether and a loudmouthed bodyguard named Blays, Dante escapes into the wilds. But Arawn's army is ready to march from the shadows. And Dante may be the only one who can stop them.