The Siege of Markethaven: A Tale of Old by Andy Livingstone
Approx. 11,970 words.
Published on December 11, 2010.
A savage horde musters before the crumbling walls of a complacent town. Despair spirals towards hell until the arrival of a young stranger sparks hope in the ordinary townsfolk. Heroism, tragedy and realism mingle in a homage to epic poems such as Beowulf, but written in a modern style as it attempts to bring this form of storytelling to those who 'don't do poetry' as well as to those who do.