The Winds of Khalakovo
Among inhospitable and unforgiving seas stands Khalakovo, a mountainous archipelago of seven islands, its prominent eyrie stretching a thousand feet into the sky. Serviced by windships bearing goods and dignitaries, Khalakovo's eyrie stands at the crossroads of world trade. But all is not well in Khalakovo. Conflict has erupted between the ruling Landed, the indigenous Aramahn, and the fanatical Maharraht, and a wasting disease has grown rampant over the past decade. Now, Khalakovo is to play host to the Nine Dukes, a meeting which will weigh heavily upon Khalakovo's future.
When an elemental spirit attacks an incoming windship, murdering the Grand Duke and his retinue, Prince Nikandr, heir to the scepter of Khalakovo, is tasked with finding the child prodigy believed to be behind the summoning. However, Nikandr discovers that the boy is an autistic savant who may hold the key to lifting the blight that has been sweeping the islands. Can the Dukes, thirsty for revenge, be held at bay? Can Khalakovo be saved? The elusive answer drifts upon the Winds of Khalakovo...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eviljosh - LibraryThing
This is a quiet little beginning to what could be a very interesting world. It's quite well written, and the characterization is quite good for the main characters. Some of the enemy characters are a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CourtneySchafer - LibraryThing
The Winds of Khalakovo is a richly detailed epic fantasy that focuses on the clash between two very different cultures – the ruling Landed (inspired by Czarist Russia), and the indigenous Aramahn (a ... Read full review