From Winter’s Ashes
A Detective with nothing left to lose, against a Necromancer with the world to gain.
About the Story
Join Detective Heather Blackthorne in a world where everyone wields magic. It’s a world where you need a detective as quick with a spell as she is with her wits.
A necromancer forced Heather to watch as he butchered her husband and son, and then stole their bones. She thought it was the worst moment of her life. She was wrong.
It’s a year later, and with her life shattered and her career in ruins, Heather’s last shot at redemption has gone terribly wrong. She is sent in disgrace to the high North by the Church she serves. And what peace she can find in that quiet arctic outpost is quickly shattered, as her past comes hunting for more than just her family, this time.
Use every tool you have, Heather thought. Don’t just rely on magic. Your senses can tell you more.
The man calling himself Daniel DuCroix leaned against the wooden wall of the ship’s cabin, wiping sweat and wash-water from his face. His eyes clenched tightly shut against the dizziness, and he swayed on his feet, and nearly toppled again. Closing his eyes...read more
The reliquary of La Chiesa di Ánima Alektos was haunted, or so the crueller rumours ran. Within drifted a shattered apparition, grotesque, that hid its shame from the world beneath a gray, misshapen hood. A spectre whose very passing chilled the air and left a trail...read more
The crisp spring wind off of Frostmoor Bay drove the clouds to blue distraction. Heather tugged at the front of her parka, and hunched her shoulders against the cold as she walked up the well-runed path to Frostmoor’s new Sending Gate. Rubble from the old...read more