War Mage Sixteen (BL COMPLETED)
Chong Xi knows exactly what he is -- a war mage -- and he is qualified to do the job, meeting the unique challenges of his calling head-on. The demonic Horde's invasion forces him to forsake his plans, lovelife, ambitions --even his very humanity-- in the name of victory.
This is a sequel to Crimson Qi found here:
Synopsis of Crimson Qi and the Setting Guide is available at the back of this book
Sixteen is a supremely unlucky number, but with the threat of the Demonic Horde looming, apprentice Xi ignores the bad omen. He gambles his sanity and passes an arduous test to become the sixteenth war mage in the service of the Empire.
Torn between love and misgivings about being left behind as a child by his mother, Xi and his companion, the magic bird Fenghuang, speed towards the border city of Tarkan. According to the magic map, that's where his mother's return journey from her long exile has inexplicably stopped.
In Tarkan, Xi not only finds his mother, but also his first war. The hints of how much he will have to sacrifice in the name of the ultimate victory do not deter him. As he forsakes his plans, ambitions and lovelife, Xi begins to understand that he has but one thing left to give to save the Empire.
The cover art for this book is from Jade Empire, a videogame by BioWare