Knights of the Inner Rim

"You've come to the Rims. This is the place of High Adventure!"

It all began with One Last Errand (SylverMoon Chronicles Vol V). Before Dungias, before JoJo Starblazer, before the games being played to change the known universe... First there was a single young boy touched by fate.

Orphaned at a very young age, Valian Styrke found himself in a realm far away from where he was born. Adopted and raised by the House Jhormynn, Valian was part of a world to which he never truly belonged. A world that tried to label him - a world that tried to change him.

But Valian kept to his heritage; he maintained his identity and most importantly, he kept to the dedication of courage and honor demonstrated in his parents’ final act... A dedication and loyalty which will be tested time and time again in his quest to become the man his parents meant him to be. In the Inner Rim Empire, there is a paragon of skill and power called the KnighT. Valian is but one hopeful, seeking his place in their number.

Synopsis
"You've come to the Rims. This is the place of High Adventure!"
The World According to Garp was perhaps the first sign to a troubled young man that his life might very well be okay. It was incredibly reassuring to see that a young man from such a deeply interesting background can find his niche in life.

I think I'm about to join The Tribe!

KOTIR combines Science-Fiction, Fantasy-Adventure, and just a bit of Young Adult fiction creating an amazng ride into Reiter's introduction to the Rims.

I'm a little biased. The story is dedicated to soldiers, and Valian makes a great one. Dealing with everything from con-men to gods, he uses his incredible skills, his sense of duy, honor, and integrity to navigate the many obstacles he encounters... some from within his own family!

I especially like how the author touches upon the need for self-esteem as the lead character deals with being dealt a pretty lousy hand. but he plays it better than anyone would expect.

I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for 350 pages of excitement, action, suspense, and wonder!