The Shadow Guide
by Richard Lee Byers
Growing up in Port Sorrow, a lawless city home to smugglers, slavers, and pirates, Sarth Copperhorn expects to spend his days as a fisherman like his family and neighbors. But when the gang that controls the docks “taxes” the fishermen beyond bearing, the latter rise up against them. Their defiance provokes savage retaliation that leaves Sarth’s mother and father dead and him running for his life.