The City in Shadows
by A. S. Warwick
Across inhospitable wastelands travels the battered remnants of a defeated army, hounded by the vengeful victors. Hope seems lost until they stumble upon an ancient city, a place of dread though, of lingering evils from the distant past.
Stuck between the two, there are few choices to be had and so, led by Peregrine and Blade, they head in, seeking a place of refuge. A 8,800 word novelette