Tales of the Ailendar, Volume 5: Rite of the Veil – Part 1

Dawn poured pale blue light over the swamps as scraps of mist hovered above the stagnant waters and tangled with the ferns covering the tussocks. Tadi’s breath clouded before his face, as the fine scales on his bare chest flattened to ward off the chill. Using his spear to balance himself on the edge of a floating mud clump, he …

Tales of the Ailendar, Volume 4: Bond of Stone – Part 2

A lengthy silence filled the air, interrupted only by the thudding pulse in Larkor’s ears. “Yes,” Nodron replied at last, his eyes narrowing. “How did you—” “Because Alga took me there last week,” Larkor groaned. He found an upturned chair to lean on, rubbing his hand over his eyes. Part of him didn’t want to know the details, but he …