Forest of the Black Sphere
By R. Stone Penwell
Published: October 25, 2012.
In all the vast, tree-covered world there is only one village of Men, protected from the forest and its hostile denizens by the beneficent magic of the Black Sphere. But survival is a matter of mutual cooperation among the villagers, something one young man has yet to learn...
Novelette-length fantasy fiction set in a fictional world.