Daw Books, July 2008. Mass Market PaperBack. Used - Good. Item #266935
Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith's epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe - Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters As the second son of the Prince and Princess of Choraed Elgaer, Inda was fated to protect the realm his older brother would inherit. Forced to flee his homeland before his thirteenth birthday, he finds himself on the perilous decks of a pirate ship, forcing himself never to think of all he has lost. But his military skills and inborn natural leadership ability cannot be erased, and four years later, Inda has become head of his own mercenary marine company, with a reputation for protecting merchant vessels against the marauding bands of pirates that plunder the waters. Meanwhile, after the untimely death of Inda's brother, his parents are desperately searching for their second son--for Inda is now the heir to Choraed Elgaer.
The second novel of Smith's Inda series. I didn't want 'The Fox' to end. I savored every paragraph and continued to live in the book for days afterward.--Orson Scott Card.