THE ISK RIDER
Copyright 2012 Chris Turner
Cover Art: Steve Bissonnette
Published by Innersky Books on Smashwords
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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in these stories are either fictitious or are used fictitiously.
Risgan the Relic-Retriever, bon-vivant and adventurer, has escaped the gloomy Thornkeep, abode and workshop of the evil sorceress Afrid. His ways are cunning and his manner ironic. The sorceress now lies a shrunken dwarf in a cage that he keeps close at hand, her reward for trying to make him an automaton. Treasure-hunter by nature, Risgan is an enterprising rogue who wears leather breeches, jerkin and high black boots. He travels with four new allies: Jurna, a journeyman, tracker, dark-haired and shaggy, whose looks belie his good natured disposition; young Moeze, a questionable magician, tall, spare and pale, whose spells have not helped them much on their journey; Kahel, a grim-faced archer with thick red beard, who is swift and strong, whose cynical outlook is only eclipsed by his mean skill with a hunter’s bow; and Hape the Homeless, a thin-boned drifter, something of a vagrant whose rather meek temperament is offset by his knowledge of the wild lands about. The troupe travels north.