The Third Son (edited second draft)
This is the second draft of my story, The Third Son. You can see the completed, unedited first draft here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/27083861
After attending the college of medicine, Roslind McMillan left the city for the rural Greystone Abbey, practicing as a doctor while working to become a Vanaian priest. Now, only a few weeks before he's ordained as a priest of the Third Son of God, he's more than ready to leave. That is until a half-dead demon-blooded man collapses at the abbey's front door.
This man turns out to be Malory Monteparsse, an infamous preacher known for his radical separation from the church. Brutally attacked and seeking political asylum, Monteparsse should not only represent the antithesis of everything Roslind believes, but a clear danger as well.
Yet, tasked with keeping Monteparsse alive, Roslind soon realizes that he isn't the villain the Church would have him believe, but a man educated in philosophy, theology, and, most importantly, magic. As Roslind's genuine concern for Monteparsse turns into something more, he stumbles into a fight for innocent lives, freedom, and justice that challenges the very core of his beliefs.
Cover by @seventhstar