A land of strife, where the old culture meets the new. At the edge of a desert, some of the old folk are born with the ability to share senses and thoughts with their beasts. Go is such a boy. Abandoned from an early age and left to fend for himself on the streets, only his wild dog companion keeps him alive.
A street boy with a special connection to his dog befriends the Emperor's daughter and rescues her from a wild animal's attack. Their friendship gets put on hold when the Emperor's advisor, recognizing his special talents, attempts to capture him to put him to work for the Emperor. Years later, when the boy and his dog meet the daughter once again, will he be as lucky to escape? How will that fateful meeting change their lives and the destiny of the entire kingdom?
Written as part of the National Novel Writing Month competition of 2019, this is the first volume of The Heartfire Saga