The Caldarian Conflict by Mike Kalmbach
Approx. 98,140 words.
Published on August 28, 2011.
Brother Mendell, follower of Lord Justice, consoles a pirate prisoner slated for execution. As he listens to the prisoner, Mendell wonders whether the execution is just.
Meanwhile, Admiral Cain and his ruthless assistant Krell have more in mind than simply ridding the seas of piracy. Will Mendell figure out the mystery in time to prevent innocents from dying?