The Tale of Shir Shaheen and the Caravanserai
“Rest now, O dear one, friend of friends. Rest and forget all thy cares, for I shall tell thee a tale of wonder – a tale of Shir Shaheen the fierce and terrible, lord of the desert waste, strong lion of the sands, swift falcon of the air. Shaheen, the greatest djinn that ever was or is or will be.”
Orison – Praying, Remembering
Hear my prayer, Lady, and remember me.
The Slave Girl and the Storyteller
Akiowa remembers the Storyteller from her childhood, before she was abducted and enslaved, since the old woman walks from village to village telling stories through the magic of her spear.
The Purple Demon
When a hundred thousand souls are screaming for your death, begging for your dismemberment, baying for your blood, most folk would feel intimidated. But we weren’t most folk. I glanced around the holding chamber. The flyer had mentioned a zodiac theme this year, and I wondered if they’d thought up that selling point before or after they’d gathered up these freaks.
The First Colony
Only Brasidas has turned the tables on Gertrude and now her survival hangs in the balance.
House of Witches
The House of Witches is the slang term for the Imagination Correction Facility. An institution designed to teach young girls how to use their special abilities; or at least that’s what it says in the brochure.