Valerian's Company by Andreas Christensen
Approx. 16,300 words.
Published on August 2, 2012.
In an age of kingdoms and city states constantly waging war upon each other, Valerian's Company is among the most notorious of the free companies. They fight for anyone who pays, but only if the other side doesn't pay more. On their way back home from a season of warfare Captain Marco Valerian is about to learn that with every choice comes a price. And sometimes the price must be paid in blood...