The Knife That Makes Men by Mary C. Aldridge
Approx. 7,370 words.
Published on December 31, 2011.
"A smith-lord fears nothing made of fire." But can the embittered smith-lord of conquered Nkai forge an alliance with Daloro's hostile Prince Regent in order to protect the boy King of Daloro from a treasonous magical attack at the most vulnerable moment of his young life?