Grudge of the Sorceress by S. E. McKinley
Approx. 42,940 words.
Published on March 27, 2011.
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Two men survive a violent hunt one night. One is a village blacksmith apprentice who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. The other travels about the countryside spreading an embellished story, seeking glory and adventure. When a recluse sorceress hears the story, she brings the estranged friends together and sends them on another hunt to end an old grudge.