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.
Daniel found the boy weeping and shivering under the stairs of the ship's top deck. That was where the ocean breeze funneled through the decking, and swept the lingering odour of rotten eggs away. The boy wore a refugee's rags. Three more ships had gone dark and...read more
The sound of hooves on the flagstones of Adeeva Pramath's farm brought her sharply awake. The centaur rose to her hooves, her gentle fingers soothing her two colts at her side as they stirred. The centaur mare extricated herself from the stall and stepped out into the...read more
Heather Blackthorne woke screaming, in luxury. Daylight cast a gentle blue-gray glow across her bed sheets as Heather clutched her covers to her face. A sob tore through her, scorching the fine cloth beneath her eyes. Her mind floated above her emotions as her body...read more