The Eretik: A Short Story

Ivanka is a healer, a gift all the women of her family carry. But she's been accused of using that gift to kill her husband and is shunned by the townsfolk.

Now she's taken a lover, Li-huan, a foreign visitor. She doesn't intend to involve him in her troubles, but when her so-called husband comes out of his grave, Ivanka finds herself fighting for her life--and Li-huan's. More

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Words: 12,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476178059
About J. Kathleen Cheney

J. Kathleen Cheney is a former teacher and has taught mathematics ranging from 7th grade to Calculus, with a brief stint as a Gifted and Talented Specialist. She is a member of SFWA, RWA, and Broad Universe. Her works have been published in Jim Baen's Universe, Writers of the Future, and Fantasy Magazine, among others.

Her novels, The Golden City, The Seat of Magic, and The Shores of Spain, are published in by Ace/Roc books. Her website can be found at

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