Predgarians by C.A. Ardron
Jackal’s Gambit (Book 1)
Karen Fireirro is trying to forget her dark past. When she happens upon a young boy being chased by the Sarpiens, an evil cult, she knows she needs to do everything in her power to protect him.
Deciding to take him to the Predgarians, an Elite force opposed to the Sarpiens, she now finds her secrets and her very life are on the line, having willingly pitted herself against the Sarpiens, and even worse, their deadly general – the Red Jackal.