The Redemption - Howard Rubens Summary
Strangled by fits of madness, Marjaneh fell from royalty to the depths of society. Becoming a slave to the king of Arubara, she lost all hope due to her uncontrolled outrages. No chance for happiness came her way until the one-eyed stranger, Sleuth Tau, arrived. Sleuth and his one-legged brother, Alexander Tau joined the navy to fight off the pirates that killed their father and brother, enslaving their sisters. Among their tactics, they began a massive slave uprising, hoping to defeat the slavers that raided the coasts. Their fame as warriors spread along the pirate coast as they sought to end piracy, but Alexander disagreed with the methods used by his brother in bringing about this end. Do the ends really justify the means, or can the method corrupt the ideal? Argument over this issue eventually destroyed what remained of their family. In exile, Sleuth is recruited by Marjaneh's owner to defend his besieged and corrupted city against certain doom. Can Sleuth Tau find redemption in Arubara, or is he lost to the violence of the sea forever?