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I read it in Spanish, at least 10 years ago in the school library.
I remember it was set in some medieval age with barbarians. The "persons" in his mind could argue with each other and with the "host" boy / man, about his decisions and life, and sometimes one could go up and control him and then he had some kind of power.

I barely remember also the end of the book, so spoiler alert now:

All of these "personalities" were a mirror image of his pals from his childhood village, that were massacred in front of him. At the end, he was separated from them because of some kind of cure.

  • Was this perhaps set in TSR's Forgotten Realms setting? I remember a character like that, something about a "stained glass soul". – FuzzyBoots May 19 '17 at 17:54
  • maybe, there were books from dungeons and dragons, but i can't affirm that Forgotten Realms was in there. Can you say, please, which book was that character from? And thankyou =) – Vnice May 19 '17 at 18:01
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I'm going to suggest The Outcast, book one of the Tribe of One series set in the TSR Dark Sun universe.

"The Outcast" book cover

Hawke's ``Tribe of One'' trilogy opens with the youth and early adventures of Sorak, who is part elf and part halfling; he possesses psionic (mind-reading) talent as well multiple personalities, the latter the result of early childhood trauma. Found abandoned in the desert, Sorak is raised by benevolent villichi, or psionic human priestesses, who have educated him in the responsible use of magic. Athas, his home, is a dying planet whose resources have been ruthlessly exploited by sorcerer-kings, but there is a belief that a savior is coming. Armed with two gifts from the priestesses--an ancient elvish sword called Galdra and the Wanderer's Journal, stocked with information on people and places--he leaves the villichi temple to learn about himself and his past. Sorak's quest becomes a search for the savior and takes him to Tyr, a city rife with political intrigue where one can contact the Veiled Alliance, a secret group opposed to the sorcerer-kings and who receive messages from the savior. Hawke ( The Reluctant Sorcerer ) more than intimates that Sorak himself is the long-awaited savior. His yarn offers fans of the fantasy genre some interesting themes to ponder.

From this review:

Sorak is certainly one of the most unique and interesting character I’ve ever read about in any of the D&D novels. The offspring of an Elf and a Halfling, he is abandoned and left to die in the desert when he is about 5-years-old. Hearing his psychic cries for help, a Pyreen – a Druid-like elder – hears his wails and helps him. She finds Sorak abandoned by all by a tigone, a psychic tiger cub that has bonded with him. Sensing his unusually powerful psychic powers, she bring him to a monastery run by the benevolent villichi, a sect generally reserved for women, and asks that they raise him. Sorak is taught to use his body and mind to their fullest potential.

Besides being an extremely powerful psychic and gifted weapons fighter, Sorak is a Tribe of One. Because of the trauma he faced as an infant, his mind has shattered into multiple personas. Each persona represents different aspects of Soark’s personality. One wields powerful psychic powers, one is a tracker and hunter, one is his curiosity, one loves animals, and one is his five senses. By the end of this book we’re introduced to at least ten distinct personalities sharing Sorak’s mind and body. Same have names and some are only identified by their purpose.

  • And it was "A Stained Glass Mind" that I was thinking of, a Ranma 1/2 fanfic written in tribute to the book. (jusenkyo.wikia.com/wiki/A_Stained_Glass_Mind) – FuzzyBoots May 19 '17 at 18:10
  • YEAH! THIS is the book!! You are awesome!! So many thanks! =D – Vnice May 19 '17 at 18:13
  • @Vnice: I'm glad I could help. Good luck locating a copy of it. – FuzzyBoots May 19 '17 at 18:14

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