Sworn to protect mankind, they seek the Wisdom of the mighty storm dragon, Vasheru. But the Age of Man nears an end. Only one among them will rise to avert the judgment of the gods.
Raised by his mentor, Izhar, Sidge has mastered the twelve thousand mantras and knows every ritual in meticulous detail. As they embark on the pilgrimage, he wants nothing more than to make Izhar proud and ascend to the rank of Cloud Born.
Only he isn’t human.
Sidge is an Ek’kiru, a “bugman”, more often pressed into hard labor than the meditations of the temple. The favored successor to lead the temple believes Sidge to be an abomination and his drug-addled mentor, a heretic. Then there is his growing infatuation with a streetwise woman named, Kaaliya. His first pilgrimage will not only test his faith but his sense of identity as he races to ensure his beloved temple does not fall into the wrong hands.
Pilgrim of the Storm is the first book in a unique epic fantasy trilogy from Russ Linton. If you like character-driven plots, intricate world building, and want a refreshing spin on the typical genre conventions, then you’ll love all three books of the Stormblade Saga.
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Born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, The United States
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Horror
Member SinceAugust 2013
In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.
Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, sarcasm, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.