Render (A story of Aligare)
by Heidi C. Vlach
Rue is a young woman coming of age in a struggling mountain village. Her race, the insect-like aemets, are passive folk who fear the strangely aggressive forest wolves. But Rue is through praying and hoping for luck. She resolves to search out a solution in the forest — and she'll need help from Felixi, a reclusive dragon who knows more about the wolf attacks than he's willing to share.