Legend of the Blade

The Broken Blade
Book One

 Ryder-Adair cannot read or write his own name. He doesn't fit in in his village and is avoided by everyone but the fellow outcast boys - one who has a violent temper and twins whose own mother cannot tell them a part.

 They live in a land which has been without a king for a hundred years. There is a legend, however, one the people cling to as their only hope. A legend of the king's broken blade - and the rumor that whoever finds it and re-forges it will be given the power to unite the land.

 Ryder-Adair isn't sure he believes the legend but a time in coming when he won't have much choice. His home is being invaded and it is now up to him, his friends, and a mysterious young man with no memory of who he is to save everyone.