The Golden Amulet: a tale of Faerie by M. M. Fahren
Approx. 10,550 words.
Published on November 5, 2011.
"a ragamuffin-like Minstrel sacrifices himself to save a Princess and is shunned by a King. Years of peace and prosperity follow but eventually darkness befalls the kingdom at the hands of a Dark Wizard. The Minstrel, who proves to be an eternally youthful wonder, returns, and …." Andy Potter review