The Sentient Fire
by D.W. Hawkins
The Red Swords came with the sunrise, and took everything from Shawna Llewan, leaving her nothing but the desire for revenge. Dormael Harlun--cold and drunk--finds her bleeding out on the dusty road, and decides to help her. She carries something ancient and powerful--but the story behind it may be much stranger than either of them could have imagined.