A Child Among Us by Karen L. Abrahamson
Approx. 15,920 words.
Published on July 15, 2012 by
Twisted Root Publishing.
Ambea, Sister-head of the Sisters of Flame, yearns to do her duty and provide a viable clutch of eggs that will produce a great leader or to step down from her role. When her latest clutch begins to flicker and die, she must decide whether to go to her fate or suffer the consequences and use her herb magic to make her dream come true.