The Dul' Buhar are the deadliest of warriors, gifted with extraordinary skills through the dark magic of their Sorcerer King, and Akiri is the mightiest of them all. Yet even his immense talents will be tested beyond the point of breaking as everything he believes in is ripped apart by his sovereign's insatiable hunger for conquest and death.
Akiri was born into war, his childhood shaped by battle and betrayal. He knows it is his fate to die by the sword. He is a warrior. Warriors die. It is what they do. But he will not go without a fight. In his first breathtaking adventure Akiri must outwit shape-shifting creatures bent on devouring his soul, battle spirit demons, become the first new dragon lord in a generation, and defy the will of the God of Death himself if he wants to live.
Forged in the pits of hell by the Lord of the Underworld himself, the legendary Scepter of Xarbaal was created with the sole purpose of purging the land of mortal life. In his arrogance, the Sorcerer King believes he has the strength to wield against his enemies and end the devastating war once and for all.
Akiri is the only man he trusts to recover the mythical artifact.
Akiri has never failed his sovereign yet, but he knows that to succeed this time could usher in the death of the world...
The Scepter of Xarbaal is a brand-new, pulse-pounding novel set in a world of mad kings, vengeful gods, and soul eating demons sure to delight fans of RE Howard's Conan the Barbarian and David Gemmell's Druss the Legend. Written by multiple award winning and international bestsellers Brian D. Anderson and Steven Savile The Scepter of Xarbaal is the first standalone adventure in Akiri's tortured world.