The Winter Tree: Tales of Borschland, Volume 1
by David Frauenfelder
In 1642, two adventurers from the Dutch East India Company quest through the wilderness of what will become the nation of Borschland to find a tree blooming in the dead of winter. On that tree, so natives tell the tale, a pair of fabulous silver skates hang, guarded by a monster. When the Dutchmen arrive, however, what they find is even stranger than the legend.