Her name means ‘little fire’ and she is the First of the King’s protectors, known as the Crystal Bearers. A life-bonded soldier who is willing to risk everything and anything to keep her Lord safe.
Diminutive in stature and the only female in the guard, she is frequently considered harmless. Few anticipate her prowess as a linegold carrier and a killer beyond compare. Fleet as a cat and tireless, Sho keeps a constant watch.
The Crystal Bearers
Sho, the King’s First
Arrant, the Longsword
Isk, the Archer
Reem, master of Horse
Jie, free fighter
Sten, the outliner
Orrld, also called Orr and Soorah, meaning teacher
Roulik, Chief of the Horse Lords
The Shoken Slayer
Saur, commander of the Kassnetts army
Dowager Countess, Sneela’s mother
Lorimore, the artist
Ashmi, Lorimore’s mute child.
Those of mixed race between shoken and Sturgar
Aurous, the trader
Ead, Father of a Strick Circle
Shoken is basically another word for human, in other words, not Sturgar or Strick.
Medians and Kassnetts are the largest, often warring groups of shoken on the Land.
Shoken Wars is a dark fantasy with adult themes. Here is a brief character list and a little about the main female protagonist.