The Seething Shadow: A Highwall Tale
Trouble is 'brewing'. At The Sassy Dagger tavern, a spate of violence has big Burtel at his wits' end. Fortunately, he has the help of a notoriously crafty associate, but only if Burtel is willing to share the thing he loves most. Together, can they solve the dark mystery before their patrons kill each other?
INCLUDES BONUS STORY: Handy Homunculus (3000 words) More
At The Sassy Dagger tavern, trouble is 'brewing'.
The big barkeep Burtel is at his wits' end as a spate of violence threatens to force him to close the doors for good on his beloved business. Fortunately for him, he has the help of an associate. Unfortunately for him, Burtel's associate is the notoriously crafty Ferrin, finder and keeper of secrets both magical and mundane. Ferrin is more than willing to help solve the riddle of the outbreak of tempers, but only if Burtel is willing to share the thing he loves most.
Together, can they unravel the reasons behind their dark mystery before their patrons kill their profits?
INCLUDES BONUS STORY (Handy Homunculus):
A disfigured young boy finds a new best friend buried deep in a merchant's heap of handmade toys. Plagued by a gang of neighborhood bullies, it seems the boy and his doll have different ways of dealing with their problems...