Kholster is a Grudgebearer, firstborn of the nearly immortal Aern, a race created by the Eldrennai as warrior-slaves. Unable to break an oath without breaking their connection to each other, the Aern served faithfully for thousands of years until the Sundering freed them. While the tortures of slavery remain fresh on Kholster’s mind, most of the rest of the world moved on, until almost six hundred years later when an Eldrennai prince carelessly breaks the truce... kicking off an epic fantasy series you can sink your teeth into: Grudgebearer, Oathkeeper, and Worldshaker by J.F. Lewis
Gail Z. Martin, author of Reign of Ash, called Grudgebearer, “A high-stakes adventure through a complex world with intriguing characters that will keep you flipping pages until the very end."
“Outstanding…one of the most uniquely layered and complex universes since Frank Herbert’s Dune.”–Starburst Magazine
“Slavery and the abuse of power is a prominent theme in the novel, as well as hatred and forgiveness. Lewis gives no easy answers; innocent bystanders are still guilty for not standing up for what they knew to be right, but unforgiving hatred, even by a wronged party, is also questioned and judged. His analysis is intelligent and balanced, and it doesn’t muddle the narrative or get in the way of the fun.” –Portland Book Review