From Winter's Ashes

By Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

From Winter's Ashes

By Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland

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.

From Spring’s Storms, Chapter 7

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...

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From Spring’s Storms, Chapter 6

The road winding up to the paper mill crossed over a small river. Ramdas held up his hand, and then beckoned his knights forward. They had nearly fifty in their company, white tabards and steel armor streaming through the woods. Persephone rode atop Ramdas's back, and...

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From Spring’s Storms, Chapter 5

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 didn't...

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Keith Aksland

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