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A short story of 9.5k words.

Set in the expan­sive universe of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar, this is about a young woman who works in an inn. She’s yearned and waited much of her life for a companion to walk past the gates, choose her, and carry her into a heroic, useful life.

This doesn’t happen. It never has. But she does meet a companion and her herald, Carris — the latter injured, with a mission that cost the life of his partner. The mission isn’t completed, and it’s crit­ical. 

Kelsey decides to help — and discovers why a herald and their companion were killed in commis­sion of that mission. Can she survive? Can Carris?

eBook published July 2020 by Rosdan Press • Cover art by Anneli West
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