Bittersweet Ending by Ruth Ford Elward
Approx. 23,870 words.
Published on May 17, 2013.
Raven and the Guardsmen are trapped in the Vale of Stone, surrounded by dragons, with no way out. Raven can barely keep them safe even with her abilities. She can't gather them all together and escape without losing most of them in the process. She needs help.
Carison, Janetha, and Deacon are stuck in Doricinth with no way to get to Raven in time.
Or is it?