Culling of the Blood
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Orphaned as an infant and raised by a troupe of Renaissance Faire actors, Quadir Janszoon is haunted by the past. Six days before his 25th birthday, spectral riders of the Bás Anáil gallop into Central Park in an attempt to murder him and claim the moire, a divine essence in his blood.
Born to an ancient line of guardians, warriors known as the Dakaari, Quadir is thrust into a world of magic, prejudice, and political intrigue. With only his wits and his mother's ith'nael sword, he must fight for his life against a powerful, hidden foe sworn to kill him, ending the sacred bloodline of his family forever.