At the outer edge of the empire, Ryushu lives the quiet and boring life of a fisherman's son. But when strange men with murderous intent arrive in the cove, he is thrust into the wider world. Now, with the help of a mysterious wanderer he must make the journey to the top of the titanic Mount Gharun to be trained by the legendary masters of hyo. Can he survive the journey and the brutal climb? Does he have the strength, not just of body, but of mind and spirit?
Across the Sleeping Sea an exile wanders the Barrenlands, holding a sword that speaks. He slowly gathers a following as he prepares to take the emperor's throne for himself, killing anyone who gets in his way.
Dawn of the Black Sun is the first book in a series of short but epic fantasy books with some progression elements.