The conflicts starts when the Shotet break into Kereseth's place to kill Aoseh. The Shotet then kinaps Akos and Eijeh to try and change the fate of Ryzek the current Shotet dictator.
Cyra is from a Novaek family , who are known for being brutal. Akos is from a famous Thuvheist family, who are known for being gentle and nice. Akos and his brother are caputured by a Sovet, the society the Noavek's are from and meets Cyra. he meets Cyra and learns what she is really like and that he was wrong about his first judgement.
You're a Novaek, brutality is in your blood
Akos first thinks that all shotet are brutal. He has grown up with the Sotet as his enemy so natural he doesn't trust any of them. Also, they killed his father in front of him. He grew up learning that Shotet has brutality in their blood.
These men were shotet. Enimies of Thuvhe, enemies of theirs. People like these were responsible for every candle lit in the memorial of the Shotet invasion
He is realizing the judgment he first made could have been wrong. Akos learn about some of Cyra's past and what she has gone through. It starts to change his mind about all Shotet people. He starts to realize that they have completely different lives and that is what she was taught to do. He grew up in a society that was better than where she grew up, but he thinks killing is bad and that she is doing it for no reason.
Growing up here has wrapped you, hasn't it.
He realizes she is doing what she does to survive and that in fact she is not brutal and there are people that are Shotet who are not brutal. It's mostly the leaders that are brutal, like her older brother. Her brother is the one forcing her to use her power to hurt power and she can't do anything about it.
I smelled cooked meat and smoke, and turned to smile at Akos. his expression was strange. Confused, almost, like this was not a Shotet that he had ever imagined!
At first, he resented the Shotet for being brutal and now he is becoming brutal because that's how he is going to help his brother and survive. He now knows that some of the people are just acting brutally because they will die if they don't. He can also now tell the difference between using brutality for surviving and then using it to become powerful and kill people when no one needs to die.
Instead, he drew a knife from his side of the boot, and drove the blade into Suzao's side, right between two of his ribs.