Wrote this intro when I was playing with different POVs for the novel. It’s narrated by Zarahemla Two Crows. Didn’t make it into the book, but I like it.
A cynical gun-for-hire is contracted to take out a group of pirates who turn out to be abolitionists liberating human cargo.
A slave soldier who carries the son of a man worshipped as a god leads a rebellion against him and the rigid caste society he has ruled over for one hundred generations.