Upon A Tide of Wintry Morn (Ashen Twilight #1.5) by Rae Lori
Approx. 5,790 words.
Published on August 7, 2009.
While the three houses move westward for a better life, shades of the past return. Ariya senses a connection between Alexandru Drago and his prince, Vlad Tepes III aka Vlad Dracul, as she relives their conspiracy to take the throne of Wallachia using a secret army. Meanwhile, Jace relives his father's burial in the Highlands of Scotland and muses over living with Ariya in the Aziza fairy realm.