Where the Guardian Rests
by Robert Coleman
It is 589. A group of intruders raid a farm, intent on plundering the harvest; its occupants are all killed, except a young woman and her baby. Eldred, the leader, is forced to adopt the child. When the boy discovers his true identity, there is a family quarrel, followed by turmoil at the farm, and he pursues his adopted family's enemies. A story from the Lost Century of the Dark Ages.