This is book number 1 in the Marked series.
Tamynaen Jacob is no ordinary half elf, even by Astyerian's standards. Born in the Dead Lands of the largest port city in Astȅndre, TJ has been left with the task of raising himself and his little sister's - which isn't easy with the challenging caste system, addict mother, and his own inner demons running rampant in his life.
That's all before the night he dies and his disbelief in the gods is altered forever.
What TJ doesn't know is the Gods have been playing a game since before his world was created. As one round ends, another begins and TJ is the prize. The only question is how long can the winner hold him?