But a white tiger is a rare creature indeed, valuable, and even when surrounded by war and death, humans still find a way to take what they want.
A short story set in the Universe of War, eleven years before the events of Symphony of War: The Polema Campaign.
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Buddha once said, "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast...
... for a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
The scars of betrayal runs deep... and Captain Melissa Liao will find out just how far the slighted will go for revenge.
Book two of the Lacuna series.
Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity
Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)
Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe:
Magnet: Special Mission
Magnet: Scarecrow (new release!)
Magnet Omnibus I (new release!)
Kobolds die every day. Even hatchlings are familiar with death, taught to understand it from an early age. Death is our nursemaid. By the time a hatchling has reached adulthood it has seen a hundred lives ended.
Humans do things differently. Humans avoid talking of death. It is spoken in whispers, avoided in conversation. When they must discuss it they use euphemisms, silly phrases like “passed on” or “sleeping” or “gone away”.
They are hoping, perhaps, they can pretend such euphemisms will not one day apply to them.
Ultimately, though, they always do.
These are some of the hardest times I have ever faced and some of my sweetest joys. I have so many stories to tell but this one should come next. It will take some time.
This is the story of how I came to truly understand death, and what it means to take a life.
The Kobolds series:
#1: Ren of Atikala
#2: Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven (Now available for preorder!)
Other stories set in Drathari, the World of Shattered Dreams:
- The Gods are Silent, a short story (Coming early 2015!).