D. M. Cornish - Foundling, Monster Blood Tattoo Series - Book 1 - Unb
Read by Humphrey Bower
A brilliant work of fantasy that is described as "reminiscent of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan."
Set in the world of the Half-Continent—a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols—the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamünd, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters—and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamünd must choose his path carefully.