Sapphire of the Fairies
Book 1 of Sword of Heavens
Richard S. Tuttle
Copyright © 1998 by Richard S. Tuttle.
All rights reserved.
All characters and events in this book are fictitious.
Any resemblance to persons living or dead is strictly coincidental.
Map of Edonia
The woman’s scream echoed through the Fisherman’s Inn in Lorgo. Lorgo was once part of Sordoa before the Collapse of the Universes a generation ago. Now, Lorgo is in one of the many unclaimed areas of the continent, which hasn’t received the attention of any of the marauding armies yet. Esta Tern, the innkeeper, told the young boy selling rabbits to wait and hurried his bulky frame up the stairs and along the corridor to the room at the end of the hall. Esta knew which room the scream must have come from because he had only one female customer this morning and he didn’t stand for unregistered guests in his rooms. Esta banged loudly on the door. “Innkeeper! What’s the problem in there? Open the door.”