As soon as I considered adding Sousuke’s POV to Lotusfall, I fell in love with his story and knew it had to be written.

Let’s just say . . . he’s been keeping secrets. He’s been too quiet all this time, hasn’t he?

An heir to the wolf-tyrant

Faced with a heritage of violence, Rhu Sousuke lives in defiance of his father’s evil—and his inherited attraction to elemental power.

His adoptive father offers a better path. But with the blood of false gods burning through his veins, can Sousuke harness enough power to protect Imperial Princess Vylia and simultaneously resist the temptation that corrupted his ancestors?

Sousuke’s theme song is Defiance by Righteous Vendetta.

WARNING: The song is hard rock/metal. Don’t play the video if you don’t like that genre of music. 🙂


I will spit in the face of defeat
Standing at the feet of my enemy
With fearless taste
I’m here to claim a victory
With a rope around my neck
I can feel the pressure of cheating death
I am facing the giants
Planning to silence the nations

Great is the power of violence
But greater is the power of defiance
Come on, stand up
Put your hands up
Live in defiance

Overtaken by the sound of the cadence
Can you feel it?
A million lives were there for the taking
Not one was spared history in the making
I am what the tyrants call a fire in the sky
I am a warrior
I’m not afraid to die

I am the rising son
I am the chosen one

As a Christian, I strive to defy my own selfish desires and live instead for God and others daily. This song is my war-cry on days when the darkness seems too powerful.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12