Short Story: “The Maiden’s Request”
Master horseman, Henrik of Rickenvatten, finds himself in the foreign imperial palace of Chienhu. A stranger in a strange land. His skills brought him under the scrutiny of the Grand Secretary and the admiration of Princess Jing. His only hope is to keep his fugitive past hidden while trying to break the curse plaguing his future.
Short Story: “The Runaway’s Hope”
Vola ran away from a life of slavery only to be entrapped by far more terrible master. Hope for a better life quickly faded to a tiny spark. Sometimes a spark is enough.