Ahrion's Minions by Chris Turner
Approx. 8,440 words.
Published on August 5, 2011.
A prominent warlord and four others are kidnapped by slavers. For what sinister purpose, they cannot imagine . . . until they are brought before a wizard of incontestable malice against whose evil intent they must fight for their very lives. Heroic fantasy, 8200 words.