Deal of a Scorpion
When a star dies, everyone born under its constellation will suffer a fatal disease. There is only one cure, and it's running out.
There is a limited supply of the cure, a mineral named Ethiria, and only one person, known as the "Scorpion," who can activate it. He decides it will go to the highest bidder, leaving the poor and powerless to fall. The rulers of Sunbridge Kingdom make a deal with the Scorpion to purchase the Ethiria and distribute it among their people.
Their plans incinerate when Theo, the heir to Sunbridge, steals some of the Ethiria to save his lover. His treason is discovered, and the Scorpion has him killed--triggering a war between Sunbridge and the Scorpion's armies. What none of them know is that Theo is still alive. His soul lives in another body, and he joins a group of mercenaries hunting for a second source of the Ethiria. All the while, war wages across the sea with the fate of one hundred million people on the line.
Deal of a Scorpion is the tale of a struggle for survival when only a few stand a chance--the story of deciding who deserves to live, and who will die.
*Cover made by @seventhstar
*Book One of The Supernova Chronicles