By Michelle West
Published: July 21, 2011 by
A novella of 13k words.
Emily Dontal is the godborn daughter of The Mother—one of the only godborn children allowed to survive in the Barony of Breton. She prays to the goddess for a child.
But the child she is given in answer to her prayers is not godborn; she comes not from the goddess but from the barony's brutal rules.