The Gospel According to Verdu (a Steampunk Novel)
by Emilie P Bush
After you find your savior, you may have to save yourself.
Verdu, left behind in Tugrulia, is rather pleased with himself for having found the Pramuc. But the one foretold to save Verdu's people from the various oppressions imposed by the emperor has fled to the west. Now, between a rock and a hard place, Verdu has no one to save him.