Song of Mornius (Book One of The Talenkai Chronicles)
Diane E. Steinbach, author
Gaelin Lavahl knows three things about himself. He’s a murderer. He hasn’t been down the mountain before. And he can never be a hero. Yet the sleeping god in his magical staff knows better. The cult destroying humanity must be stopped, and only Gaelin can wield the staff. But first he needs to accept his true self— the warrior he was meant to be.