Freedom’s Knife (Justiciar’s Redemption Book 1) by Daphne Moore

Her most recent assignment seems routine. If she succeeds, she could lose the only thing she loves…

CE 2644. Alys Xoticos-Quinn is lucky to be alive. Sentenced to death for a justifiable crime, she’s instead magically compelled to solve problems for the despotic Union. But when her latest mission uncovers government corruption and possessed residents, the political fallout could claim her son… and her life.

Barely surviving a vicious attack from the Wendigo, a legendary spirit of eternal hunger…