The Staff of Fire and Bone by Mikko Azul
Cédron Varkaras, already isolated as the Regent's son, has a Shäeli demon for a mother. Approaching manhood, his demonic powers manifest, proof of his mother's legacy. Cédron is blamed for the devastating ground shakes that have begun tearing the world apart, and he flees. Hunted by those who would kill him and others who want to exploit his powers, he races against time to find the real cause of the destruction. With little hope of redeeming himself or saving his world, Cédron must choose: become the hero that destiny has conspired to make him or join with the great demon and embrace his true heritage.
"From sinister demons and terrifying creatures to sacred stones and obelisk imps, Staff of Fire and Bone sweeps us away on an ever-shifting journey, reminding us of the importance of looking beyond someone’s race to appreciate the beauty, diversity, and power deep in all of us."
-Heather S. Ransom, author of Going Green
"I was sucked into Azul’s world much like I was when I read The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones sagas. ...The characters are believable, the world-building is incredible, and I can honestly see this book being adapted for film."
-Sang Kromah, author of Djinn
"I can't say much without spoiling, but it is the most shocking and beautiful magical object I have encountered in 40+ years as a fantasy reader."
-Karen Eisenbrey, author of Daughter of Magic