'A Canticle of Two Souls: The Aria of Steel Trilogy'
Raziel is a tortured soul. Soon after finding a speaking sword in a forest, his family is slaughtered by the Rhotian Empire. The twelve year old boy sets out to avenge his family, and destroy the empire.
Alicia, a girl with the power to 'hear' emotions and control them, joins Raziel and his sword, an uneasy truce binding them. Their journey is fraught with peril, and unbeknownst to them the empire is facing threats from within.
Will they find the inner peace they strive for? Can they forgive one another, and themselves? Or will Raziel ultimately become the living nightmare the sword whispers of?