Bone Dancer's War
by J.C. Merrill
In a mountaintop city, a God-Queen's consort must track down a necromancer bent on killing immortals. Armed with half-forgotten magic and not much else, Junior Consort Elosha must navigate treason and insurrection as he tries to save his family, his culture, and his home. 'Bone Dancer's War' is a novelette of necromancy, polyandry, gods and monsters, and the first volume of the Songs of Esoka.