A Rose in the Desert
by Louis Piechota
Prince Ethyrin is fourteen years old, and his uncle wants him dead. Nuara was kidnapped as a little girl and now lives as a slave in the house of a merchant-lord. Fate throws them together, and they set off on a desperate journey across the vast deserts of the south. On their way they'll face slavers, wraiths, and nomadic elves. But in the end, by helping each other, they may win their freedom.